View Full Version : First seascape painting

10-03-2006, 08:46 AM
I know now why I was afraid of painting water :(

I must say, I only spent 1 1/2 hours on this because I wanted to try something loose :rolleyes: I must say that I had no reference while painting. I only took a look at a photo and went to my canvas. So this was pretty new to me too.




The rock looks like a molehill :D


24 x 30 cm on canvas.
Comments and advice very welcome!!

10-03-2006, 10:46 AM
First attempt at a seascape ...it's fine...i keep being drawn to the light part near the centre though ...and the horizon line dips at the L/S IMO...good first painting...

10-03-2006, 01:41 PM
What about the water? It looks like a crumpled tablecloth I think :rolleyes:

I took a look at the reference again and I know some details now that I could adjust a little.

If only I had time :/

10-03-2006, 02:57 PM
Just made some adjustments. Still a lot to do I guess. Comments are still welcome.

The picture is a bit dark though.


10-03-2006, 03:02 PM
You may be afraid to paint water but the fact that you give it a try means you are 100% more successful than those who are afraid and don't.

What you see as a crumpled tablecloth, to me is a choppy ocean. :thumbsup: You managed to capture movement and that is important. Keep practicing and don't let "If only I had time" stand in your way of developing. We make time for that which we love to do.:wave:

10-03-2006, 03:08 PM
I totally agree with Elaine... nice first attempt:thumbsup:

10-04-2006, 06:48 AM
This is a good first painting. And the blue doesn't look like a crumpled tablecloth to me, but a nice choppy ocean. I think you are doing great and just practice, practice, practice. Allocate a certain amount of time per day or every other day or whatever, and try to stick to it, and it'll definitely pay dividends. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

10-04-2006, 03:36 PM
Thank you all for the motivation. :clap:

The problem is that I go to work at 6 or 7 a.m. and come back at 7 p.m. Thus I don't have much time for painting and also not the willingness which leaves Saturdays and Sundays for that. :(

But I'll practice of course. :D (I can't wait :D)

10-04-2006, 06:09 PM
Aye - that was the problem when was a baker many years ago - so hard to go at it, since just canna do it like flipping on a lightswitch, especially when ye be tired.....


10-04-2006, 11:57 PM
Good job. I know, painting water does seem tricky. I like looking at other artist's interpretation of water. Everyone paints water so different. There are a lot of unique styles out there. Let me know if you find the secret!

10-05-2006, 09:25 AM
I think it's a very credible first attempt at painting a seascape! Well done and as Brian says, when you find the secret lemme know so I can also give it a go:D

10-05-2006, 12:13 PM
Hi, you have been doing good on this. On a choppy sea you would not see that big reflection of that distant mountain.