Thursday, February 14, 2013

Painting Water

From Tuesday's post, you know I wanted to paint water. More importantly, you know I didn't want to paint "nice" water. As you can see above, this is hardly beaching weather. Besides, I don't think you would want to go swimming in these temperatures!

Once I move further into the piece, I'll identify the birds for you...that is, unless you want to hazard a guess at this point.

One of the things I especially like about working with oil paints is that when you use buttery paints (like Rembrandt), using a wet-on-wet technique is easy.  I find sliding the colors around and mixing directly from the tube without any medium is the best way for me to render water. The colors stay rich and I can keep adding more paint and moving it until the wave seems wet.


hmuxo said...

It's coming along beautifully, Linda!

Unknown said...

The water is one of the most difficult elements to paint especially if is under the surface perspective view.