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Ebb Tide

Sunnylady 24 Nov 2019

Painting #17. Nice to be the first one to paint this amazing seascape, especially when you do something for your friends.
Takeaways: Use old clean rug when something does not go right and wipe to the canvas. This deep purple does not go away easy but if wiped very well other color can be applied on the top easily. (eye of the wave, wave itself).
I had to look at a lot of photos to figure out what are the distribution of light at sunset at the sea.
Foam is a challenge with filbert brush.
Also I did not like the orange color from Alizarin Crimson in the sky and changed to the different pigment PR146 which I also used for the purple color.


Very nice painting, the colors of the sky are awaysome really beautiful, the cloud to, the wave is outstanding, well done!

dracula Power Painter

The curl of the wave is very effective. I also appreciate the subtle lighting on the sailboat. A lovely seascape!

@ patoex, @dracula. Thank you! Appreciate your feedback! I am glad that after my temporary loss of heart I continued with Bob Ross style. That is overall my 3rd seascape. I like it is very opposite to the mountains. Somehow water never calms me down, I usually feel very energetic after being at sea side.

lightsnow Community Helper

Great seascape! I really like the sailboat and the distant clouds on the horizon. It gives your painting a lot of depth. Nice sand too! As you had mentioned in the comment you left on my painting, seascapes are really not easy to do! And I can absolutely agree with your comment of sometimes losing heart with painting, it definitely happens. It's happened a few times since I started 10 months ago...but something always brings me back to it. And the instances when you're really pleased with the way a painting came out more than make up for those occasional feelings of disappointment when a painting doesn't come out precisely the way you intended. Great work!

@lightsnow - Thank you so very much for your kind comments and for that wonderful note that there are way more good time and feeling of gratification from the finished piece than pain from something that did not go smooth. I so agree with you because we overcome ourselves and we become better as artists with every masterpiece we paint. I am amazed at your diligence to get 1 painting per week completed and progress is obvious! Please carry on!
I am glad you like my painting! Thanks for your support!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Yet another magical painting from you. The sky, the wave, the sand ā€¦. it really got my atention and I admired it for quite a while!

Thank you Voy Kay, you guys are awesome to support the beginners! Thank you for your kind words!

Very beautiful! I still have a lot to learn. Iā€™m thankful to have beautiful examples like yours to inspire and motivate me.

@BrookBowling- Thank you! It is very motivating to have such a great support we have here! Let's keep going! Oil painting is amazing!

MHK Helpful Friendly User

Extraordinary Job!!!!!! You put is right on the beach looking out into the ocean. Awesome job

Thank you very much MHK! I realized recently that horizon line changes perception significantly and still try to figure out how exactly.

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