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Anatomy of a Wave

doggymommee8301 17 Oct 2020

This was my first try at a seascape. Turned out way more impressionistic than I had intended. I don’t like the foamy bits, but a friend of mine said it looked Japanese inspired so we’re just gonna go with that. If there’s anyone else afraid to take the seascape plunge, I really recommend this episode. Joyce does such an AMAZING job of walking you through “the anatomy of a wave” and if you’ve never seen any of her other paintings, you should see what she was able to accomplish when she wasn’t limited to a half hour tutorial. She was an excellent seascape artist.



Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Dear Heather,
Seascapes aren't easy but not (always) too difficult either.
I thought about trying this one a couple of times but it is too challenging for me. Glad you took it on and went Japanese!


Thanks Voy! I’m certain you could turn this one into a masterpiece as well. I thought of Jin when my friend said it looked Japanese inspired. Glad you enjoy!

Not had a go at seascapes yet. Bob makes it look easy . Yours is great

He certainly does make it look easy! I think seascapes intimidate me more than anything in landscape painting, so thank you for your compliment Steve!

Pietro1963 Master of Monsters

me likey!

I'm trying seascapes soon. I'm really quite nervous. But I think you really captured the transparency beautifully!

Thank you wickedpossum. This is a really great one to start with. She does a great job instructing.

I've watched a few in preparation. I have a nice little list. I think I understand the basics, it's just going to be getting the brush to do what my brain sees. Thanks for the tip!

Ah yes, that is always the biggest challenge, is it not! Good luck, can't wait to see what you post.

Seascapes are on my bucket list. I think you did a beautiful job on the pink and blue sky. Nice gradient job.

Thank you very much JoJo!

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