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Rowboat on the Beach

Ninoum 07 Feb 2023

I did a half oval. We can barely see it but it’s there. I wanted to do a seascape when I saw this one. I felt the call for it when I saw the little boat! I could see myself taking a nap while getting rock by the waves crashing gently on the beach.

Doing the sun was so much fun. Bob never stops surprising me. Every single painting has its little gold nugget.



Good Morning my little painting Maschine 😎what can i say , Great Job . Espacially i like the Little boat . Want to jump in 👍🏼

Good morning to you my friend! 😊 Thank you very much! I’d love to go for a ride with you! What about catching a nice fish for dinner!

If we sometines met for real , i would really enjoy to spend time with you , for sure 😎

The feeling is mutual my friend! 😊

Now I got back from lunch break and a few time to do some comments.
I think you did a very good job on this. The idea of the half oval was very smart, and I wished I had the same. Mine bled out below when I used the knife for the foreground. Your way is super to correct this;)
Boat is very nice and I love your liner brush work in the foreground.

Thank you so much Tom! I felt the oval from Bob a little too crowded., this painting need to breathing a little more. I also always feel we have so much wasted "non painting space" doing ovals. Tho, sometimes, a full oval is appropriate. I just wish we could see mine a little more (should have made the half oval with a steeper curve at the bottom to show more of it on the sides. I was using scraps Con-Tact paper for a different painting).

Totally agree, this one is def the most challenging one of that series/season. A great learning experience on canvas!

The sand in the foreground looks so real! How did you do that? Did you spatter dark paint to make it look like pebbles? What about the other textures in the sand?

Thank you Brian! I sure did. Took my large knife and put some very thin paint on my fan brush (both sizes work fine) and flicked it onto my sand. I used the brown from my palette. When done, I repeated the same procedures as above but with liquid white instead. It really give a great effect. Hope this can help you to achieve similar results in your future paintings. 😀

Sorry if this seems like a silly question, but how did you keep the paint from splattering all over the painting? Did you mask off the finished portion? Or did you paint all the sand first in the painting? And lastly, what made you think to do that technique? It makes total sense to do it that way but I would never have thought of it on my own.

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

I always liked this one of Bob's. And you did a very nice job too

Thank you so much Matt! ☺️

Brian… when I do some splatters close to the canvas and very gently it makes small ones (easier to control where the splats will go about) which I did here. I also wanted bigger ones, so I had my husband hold a piece of cardboard over my grassy areas and water. I did ended up having a 3-4 splats in my water. When splats go over an area that I didn’t want to get splattered, I take my knife and zip it off gently and repaint that area over with the same initial color.

I got this idea from when I started painting in September when I did “Moonlit Dunes” with Nic Hankins. He splatters his dune doing just that. The more you do BR’s or other artist’s tutorials, the more you pick up little gems like this one.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. I love to help! 😀

Thank you so much! I'm definitely going to give this a try.

The boat is top and love the sand with the little spattered rocks!

Thank you so much B!😊

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