Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An Ocean of Work

Working on several commissions currently.  This is a quick painting of a beach scene I've been working on today.  I have two other compositions of a beach scene for the customer to choose from.  It's a bit rough, but you get the idea.  I had to stop myself from getting too detailed, since this won't be the final painting.  The final painting will be over twice the size of this one, which is about 5x7.

I think I need to attack the ocean with a darker wash.  I'm afraid I tend to paint too delicately and end up having to use several glazes/layers to darken the values.

The waves are always a challenge, but I think I'm going in the right direction.......maybe add some darker shadows under the foam?  I'd love to hear some suggestions on making it better.  Thanks again for checking out my blog!


  1. Love your work! I love seeing other artist's blogs and work!

  2. If you add some emerald green under the foam it will look pretty real and convincing Gretchen. I love the beginning. Great birds. Good dynamics.

    Thank you,

  3. Thanks Irina. I will do that. I think it will definitely give it some depth.
    Sheryl....I agree....I love having all these other artist's blogs at my fingertips. It's so much fun to network with everyone from different parts of the states as well as the world.

  4. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your beautiful paintings. I also love studying the blogs of other artists.

  5. Thank you so much Barb, I'm glad you enjoy my blog.



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