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Island Paradise

Voy Kay 06 Nov 2020

Second to last seascape painting needed for the living room. This took a full three hours but I was motivated.

Canvas used was a HQ 12"x16" and prepared with black and grey gesso.
I found only the sky and the land easy. Rather challenging was the colouring between the waves, specially those at the back and at the very front. Palmtrees (small and tall ones) were a delight to do!
Special thank you to Sunnylady who helped with advice for the wave highlights, they are much better now!

Till next creation!

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Wow! That’s all I’m gonna say here! Just wow! This will look lovely on your wall.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Saved by Heather! ! !

I truly thought this one was never going to get any attention and of all 14 seascapes, this is in my top 3!

THANK YOU my sweet friend, for liking this so much!!!

I’m going to have to open it up on my computer later when I get up and get started on my day. The small size on my phone just doesn’t do it justice.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

True, computer shows better!

May it bring a smile to your day!!

BTW, of all seas and oceans (and I have seen dozens!), the Pacific is my favourite!

We do have some stunning coastlines!

Beautifully done! I like the yellows in the sky reflected in the wave. Great job on close and distant palms.
Do you use grey gesso much? Since Bob used it I have a bunch but quite sometime back decided it was perhaps dulling my paintings.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Dear FVG, thanks for cheering and commenting.
Yes, I kept the sky rather shy with clouds and let the colours do all the wokr!

I don't have grey gesso 'only black and white that I mix) since Bob uses it so rarely (I know only of three paintings!). Thus I found it better to do my own mix.
The purpose of grey gesso is to put a little darker layer on the canvas, thus making the oil colours less outspoken and less darker then with black gesso.
The secret here is the liquid clear that is always used with it. That makes the colours really shine on white canvas but lesser on a grey canvas.
I guess that was Bob's intention all along.

Personally, I prefer the black gesso still since that's very forgiven, specially contouring!

I agree on the black gesso. Just watched the first part of the video. The sky is very interesting. I find seascapes are definitely a challenge. I’d like to plant a chair and sit on that beach!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Hahaha, I will join you there and bring the beer and the chocolate!

Gives this a try FVG, you mastered 'Ebb tide' so this one is about similar!

lightsnow Community Helper

I remember trying this one last year. It was definitely a challenge but you did an excellent job!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thank you Lightsnow! Always happy to read your comments!

I took quite some effort into those waves, not only the forming but specially the shading. That first wave is a monster!! 😂
And I am very pleased with the result. As I wrote before, this is in my top three!!

I will bring the wine, if I can crash your beach party!
And yes, my phone did not do this justice. Looking at it on my computer now, I appreciate it all the more.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Plenty of room left on that beach Heather!!

I'm so grateful for computers .... AND your cheers!

I really love the palm trees and the light effects shown on the land in the distance and through the wave. Very nice.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

It's one of Bobs' better seascenes Robert. Very attractice thorugh the colours and holding some fun scenes, like the island, the distant palms and the rock with the big palm trees;
Happy you like this one!!

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