This is a prepared A3 Collaged–Watercolour paper, which has been painted over, with Mont Marte –Silver Series Acrylic Paints. These are the Acrylic paints, I prefer to use for all my work. On this collaged paper, I will draw a Seascape picture.
To draw the Seascape picture, I used a Dark black HB lead pencil. I found this picture on the internet, in, for free photos search on Seascapes, landscapes in Australia search.
When I drew this picture, in HB pencil, the drawing was very light, in the outline I then used a fine liner texture, to reinforce the outline of the drawing. This makes it easy to work on the next stage, in the painting of the Seascape
To start the painting of the seascape, I used the acrylic Mont Marte, Raw umber, which is a slight darker, lighter brown colour. This is my favourite brown colour, I use this colour in most of my paintings. It is my favourite colour because it is a light colour and a happy colour, and it is very easy to mix with other colours, like oranges, yellows and black. In conclusion, it gives good texture in my artwork creations. I think the colour is pleasant, to look at, in finished paintings.
I painted the mountains in the background of the painting, and the rocks, pebbles, and the trees on the right side of the painting, in the Raw umber. Later in the process, these trees I will be painting in greens.
I used Titanium white to paint the suggestion of the sea waves, in the middle ground of the painting. I then painted in the sea, in Cobalt blue. This blue, I use in my other landscape scenery paintings, and the colour is the magic colour in all the paintings I create. This colour, is also my favourite colour.
In A Marine Situation, Bombora—by Lance Ross . According to this article–the Artist says in order to paint the sea and waves well, you need to study the sea wave patterns, how the waves break , their translucency, and the way in which the wind blows its sea spray- -in which direction. As an Artist you also need to know, how sea storms affect, the sky and the sea shore. Lance Ross says, that as Seascape artists, we need to work on memorising the seascapes nature, completely, and then to transfer these images, onto paper or canvas, to give an accurate account of the sea scape as a whole area. (From the Artists Palette, Art Magazine, p58).
In the next step, I will be painting the trees on the right side, of the painting and the big trees, leaves , this tree is lying on the sea shore. The green colour I use for this is, Light green– semi matt. I mix this colour with a tiny amount of raw umber, yellow or black, depending on the colour I need to use. These colours, give me the effective green colour I need to paint, the trees, and the leaves. I use this Green paint, mixed up in the green in combinations in nearly, every painting I paint.
I did, do some research on how to paint trees and their leaves, in the art magazine back issues, I could not find the information I was looking for. I tried to look in the U Tube search site, and I found: (Stay Creative Painting, Sept 25, 2014) . The demonstrator says you can use orange, red and yellow for leaf colours as well, as , like the different shades of greens, it all depends on the seasons. To start the painting of leaves, is to put in layers of tapping dark green on the first layer, and then second layer a lighter dark green. Just tapping the colour to imply the leaves, randomly. You must be rough and random in the leaf area, with the paint, and use small brush strokes in specific areas only. To finish the trees, leaves, fill out, the leaf area, with very light green leaves.
In the next step I will need to work on the sea shore, and embellish the colour of the rocks. Then one step before completing the painting, I outline the tree, and mountains, in fine liner texture.
In the final stage of the seascape, I paint in the light path, the direction in which the sunlight moves across, the seascape.
Majestic Tree on The SEASHORE, By Marie C, 2018.
I am including this painting that I put in an art exhibition in 2017, which has been created in the same way. The painting gives you an idea of the Unique Art Creations, I create.
Murray River Basin, NSW, Australia, By Marie C, 2017.
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