Monday, July 26, 2010

Spray - A Work in Progress

This is one of three paintings I started with the surf crashing against rock.

The main rock shape was lightly sketched in and the white surf crashing against the rock was masked out. Some of the masking fluid was splattered over the paper to keep areas of spray white.

The sky was painted using a mixture of French ultramarine blue, and Antwerp blue. The shadows on the undersides of the clouds are both blues with a touch of burnt sienna added to grey the colour slightly.

The ocean was painted in using various mixtures of both blues and burnt sienna to create the waves. Then the painting was set aside to dry completely.

The masking fluid was removed. The base colour of the rocks was painted and colour was lifted using a palette knife. I will have to go back in and do more work on the rocks as I am not satisfied with them.

I will post this painting again as more work on it is completed.