Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Watercolor Painting of Sea Wave Crashing

This is a little study I did in watercolor to practice the technique. The wave crashing over the rock was my point of interest. It is always a popular subject. The sea is so powerful and restless one only wishes to capture it but never succeeds.

Water Color painting of Sea Wave Crashing.

The wave was done with a small brush and a very thin wash of ultramarine blue, cerulean blue and alizarin crimson. I dabbed and scribbled the pale colors over and did a little layering. The trick is to think ahead and plan what the water is going to do in the future stage of the picture so you have the little halo around the crashing wave.

I used a medium sized brush for the waves in the foreground. I was a little unhappy with the brightness of the blue water in the foreground. I didn't want to muddy the colors too much with greens and grays but wonder if it wouldn't have given a nice contrast.

I wish the sky was a little darker but it turned out OK.

In retrospect, I should have made the rocks darker but they were getting muddy.

I am happy with the composition the space between the rocks lead one to the wave crashing.
(c) Adron

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