Join artist Carol May and learn how to paint a wave step by step in five easy steps for the beginner.
art paint supplies
We will be doing this wave painting with oil paints. You could use much the same methods for acrylic.
Water is transparent, so it makes sense to use transparent colors if possible.
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- Blue - Ultramarine Blue or Thalo Blue
- Green - Viridian Green or Thalo Green
- Yellow - Cad. Yellow Light or Winsor Yellow
- Burnt Sienna
- White - Titanium White
- Optional - Dioxazine Purple
Natural hog hair bristle brushes are great for seascapes. I
personally don't find any use for brights. They don't seem to carry much
paint. I prefer filbert or flat brushes. After using flats for a while
their square edges wear off and make a filbert.
brush stokes and filberts make a smoother painting. Its all a matter of
preference. You may use synthetic brushes of your choice. However I don't find sable
or other soft brushes are not suitable for seascapes.
Use the size brush appropriate for the size of the canvas you will be using.
I normally use stretched canvas for my oil painting. Canvas boards are good to practice how to paint a wave.
Gessobords by Ampersand are also an excellent choice.