View Full Version : Boats III + Sand DEMO

Rose Baggs
06-30-2006, 10:52 AM
Another boat/beach painting. 12"x18" pastels on Wallis paper. C&C welcomed.


I'm attaching some pictures showing the way I do the sand. Hope you find it useful.
Pic 1: Shows first layer of medium brown
Pic 2: started layering a lighter color on top of the medium brown.
Pic 3: shows the 2nd layer finished
Pic 4: Started the "last" layer of OFF white
Pic 5: finished "last" layer

No blending.

06-30-2006, 11:03 AM
Thanks Rose!
I love the painting and the demo is great! I will try to finish mine this weekend!

Karen Margulis
06-30-2006, 11:26 AM
Beautiful Rose! And thanks for the demo. So those 'bits' that appear on the final version are just the other darker colors peeking through? They look like shells! I love your boat series!


Tom Christopher
06-30-2006, 12:04 PM
thank you for posting this Rose--the demo is superb as well as the finished painting. tom

06-30-2006, 12:09 PM
Rose, thanks very much for that demo. You make it look so easy!

...and the painting, as usual, is beautiful!

06-30-2006, 01:15 PM
Lovely! Thanks for the demo...you create a beautiful illusion!

06-30-2006, 02:03 PM
Hi Rose,

Another wonderful work.
Thanks for the enlighting demo.
Was that off white a very light ochre or a white hue stick ?

Kind regards,


Piper Ballou
06-30-2006, 02:05 PM
Rose, I really admire your work. thanks for the demo

Adriana Meiss
06-30-2006, 02:10 PM
Great demo Rose! Thank you.
Your painting is so inviting.

06-30-2006, 04:17 PM
Thanks for the demo. Did you go back & add some rocks? There seem to be some larger dark specks on the finished piece.

Paula Ford
06-30-2006, 09:35 PM
Love the painting Rose, but for some reason, I can't see the other photos :mad: .


06-30-2006, 11:34 PM
Beautiful Rose! And thanks for the demo. So those 'bits' that appear on the final version are just the other darker colors peeking through? They look like shells! I love your boat series!


I agree:clap:

07-01-2006, 01:48 AM
Another stunning piece Rose. Well done!

07-01-2006, 09:09 AM
I love beach scenes, and I think boats are hard to draw. This is wonderful!

I can see the thumbnails, but when I click on them, I get a new window with this text: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=326408&d=1151678998

07-01-2006, 09:26 AM
I can't see the sand demos- not showing up. Boats are great though!

Kathryn Wilson
07-01-2006, 08:06 PM
Veeeerrrry nice - and it looks like the problem has been resolved.

07-01-2006, 09:11 PM
Rose, Thank you for the sand demo...now I can start that one beach painting!

07-01-2006, 10:43 PM
Rose you are a woman of many talents. I love this demo, you are a good teacher. I have one question. How do you manage to keep the "lumpy" look of the sand? is it a rough scumble with no blending? How light is your touch on each layer?

I want to go right out and do sand. Perfect for 4th of July weekend!

Donovan Wilde
07-02-2006, 12:48 AM
Nicely done!

07-02-2006, 10:17 AM
Gorgeous! Thanks so much for showing all the steps. What kind of pastels did you use for this? I'm still trying out different types and realizing how different they all are --and how much better I like the most expensive ones (isn't that always the way?!:)).

Rose Baggs
07-05-2006, 08:28 AM
Thanks so much for all the nice words and positive comments Barbara, Karen, Tom, Annie, Kim, Jose, Piper, Adriana, Tammy, Paula, Nicoclaus, Leigh, Lisa, Leslie, Kat, Molly, Nori, Donovan and Dany.
Karen, some of the dark dots you see here are the darker colors picking through...when I lose too much of the underneath color I come back with a color shaper and scrape off some of the lighter color...and if needed I add some dark color too.
Jose, the "off white" color was a white hue stick.
Nori, I apply the pastel stick sideways with a very light pressure...I work with the texture of the paper to help me give the effect of grainy sand and I don't blend. Just keep layering the color and you can get a smoother sand if you need.
Dany, I've used Derwent hard sticks, W&N, Prismacolor and Sennelier.

Nancy Leone
07-05-2006, 08:39 AM
Nice painting and thank you for the demo!
For sand, I have always alternated warm and cool colors....your way seems much more efficient and looks more effective!

Galina Zastava
02-01-2008, 04:38 AM
Rose, thank you very much for the Demo! My first thought was 'How did she make sand?' And I got the answer immediately!:clap:

02-01-2008, 09:08 AM
Excellent work!! Mike

02-01-2008, 09:15 PM
The painting is awesome and thanks sooooo much for that sand demo!

02-01-2008, 10:20 PM
Very nicely done! The colors are perfect!

02-02-2008, 12:47 AM
Beautiful Rose!

02-03-2008, 01:52 AM
Beautifully done. Thanks so much for the demo!


02-03-2008, 03:22 PM
This is beautiful Rose, thank you for the demo.

02-03-2008, 05:31 PM
Great painting! I'd love a swim in those waters right about now.

Thank you also for the awesome demo on sand.

Rose Baggs
02-04-2008, 09:21 AM
Thanks for resurrecting this thread/demo! And...Thanks for the nice comments Nancy, Galina, Mike, Joni, Hollie, Binkie, Barbara and Rain!!!