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03-30-2013, 04:15 PM
20 x 16, oils on board canvas
one of my students wanted to paint this ocean scene (see ref shot)
i don't remember ever painting a seascape so i painted it too so that i had a clue what i was teaching her.
i deviated from the colors of the original, found it too blue, but used Most of the skeleton of the composition.
it was tricky, for both of us! c&c welcome!!



the reference ...

D.W. Flint
03-30-2013, 07:47 PM
OOO! I like this one. Much better than the ref photo. It's better than realism...

03-30-2013, 08:53 PM
A 'nice' well painted picture, sadly lacking 'La magic' can't even see horses in the foam.

03-31-2013, 12:57 PM
The overall blue of an ocean scene has kept me from painting one. You found a fantastic way to spice it up. Well done.

04-01-2013, 12:21 AM
thanks guys
don't think i'll be doing a seascape again any time soon, but it was good, i learned some stuff and i'm fairly happy with it.
can't see the face/arms/hand in the sky silv, tsk, he's big and tippin' his hat to ya


04-01-2013, 03:33 AM
NO La I cannot see the arm face etc I obviously do not have your perception which probably explains why I am a mediocre painter and you an artist who's work I can only admire

04-01-2013, 09:19 AM
gorgeous.....have you thought of adding someone?

04-01-2013, 10:57 AM
Lovely colours La and a beautiful translucent sky. The only thing that doesn't
quite work for me is the breaking wave in the foreground. The "folds" and shape look slightly wrong.

Mike :wave:

04-05-2013, 04:58 AM
Like what youve done with the colour. Lots of movement in the waves and wash. Agree with Mike about the folds - suggest bluring the lines to soften as ref photo. Arnie

04-05-2013, 10:10 AM
I reviewed your other landscapes, and this feels like a continuation of the journey by

84648_traveler by LA

It has your 'style' to it, and I like that about it.

thanx so much for sharing with us


04-09-2013, 01:54 PM
thanks guys, no, hadn't thought of adding someone, it seems to stand without human interaction ... will have a closer look at the waves, they should probably be darker underneath, yes, the front most wrinkle seems a bit sheet like too, will soften.
how'd you do that, greg, i haven't been able to pull up past posts of anyone for ages now, the drop down just does not drop down!