View Full Version : WDE 4-12-15 Nearing the beach

04-12-2015, 10:03 AM
I've been busy on weekends lately and haven't gotten here in a while, but this morning, I'm up entirely too early, so I thought I'd stop on by.
This is all digital, painted in Artrage, but I did it with really big loose oils much in the same way you would paint with real paint. I started out with some dabs of paint right from the tube, and then painted with the palette knife.
I did use 3 layers. The burnt ochre color was blending with the blue and giving me greens that I didn't want, so I put the water and sky on one layer, the ground and greenery on another. I wasn't sure about the fence, so I put it on a separate layer, so I could delete it if I didn't like it.

Trying to keep things loose and concentrate more on values and contrasts than on details.

C&Cs always

04-12-2015, 10:27 AM
Lovely, Elaine! Nice mix of greens.

Charlie's Mum
04-12-2015, 10:52 AM
It's lovely Elaine and I think you were wise to use layers - I find it easier!:lol:
I like the fluidity of the strokes and those trees came out really well.

04-12-2015, 12:00 PM
I was going to say I love the strokework- I think even more impressive that it's digital. Wonderful job on the sky!

04-12-2015, 12:32 PM
Very pleasant, girlfriend.....even that teeny turquoise in the sky....made ME happy... Hope you too......NonKor

04-12-2015, 12:35 PM
It certainly desn't look digital! Good work.

Valri Ary
04-12-2015, 12:54 PM
I like this very MUCH!!

04-12-2015, 01:34 PM
i like the light on the sea, and the broad stroke lines with dashes of colour..terrific...tyree:wave:

04-12-2015, 01:53 PM
Gorgeous! Luscious! and so wise to use layers :)

04-12-2015, 02:03 PM
Great job!:)

04-12-2015, 02:05 PM
Elaine, this is awesome! Hard to think it is not oil on canvas.

04-12-2015, 07:23 PM
Lovely work. So it's LAYERS that stop the whole thing going yuk. Now I know why Art Rage causes rage with me! Well done you! I love your touch of turquoise in the right side of the sky, too. So right.

04-12-2015, 08:56 PM
Oh, how lush this looks, like beautiful big applications of oils generously applied ! I missed the little splash of turquoise till it was pointed out, but I see a hidden dash of blue in the opposite bank that ties it together so subtly with the sea. Very nice !

04-12-2015, 09:03 PM
Nice work with the digital oils. I even see your brush strokes. :)


04-13-2015, 05:43 AM
I like the brightness captured in this painting.

04-13-2015, 09:10 AM
Very nice bright colors and thick brush strokes.

04-13-2015, 07:16 PM
Values and contrasts worked well. This is stunning.

04-14-2015, 12:26 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Apr-2015/42008-NEAR_THE_BEACH2.jpeg I decided to add the wildflowers and refine this a bit. Put in some more color. Not sure if it is an improvement or just lots of fussiness.
The wildflowers have bloomed!

04-14-2015, 02:27 AM
Its gorgeous and the wildflowers were the perfect finishing touch.

04-15-2015, 05:11 AM
well done digi

04-15-2015, 08:20 AM
wonderful digi work, it looks harder than the workshop I just took using a palette knife, think I will stick with an actual knife, probably easier

04-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Very good Elaine I like both versions

04-20-2015, 12:25 PM
Both versions are gorgeous Elaine......love the drama of the sky light in the first one a lovely spring day in the 2nd one!