Seascapes are probably the easiest painting subject because the information is quite repetitive. Once you learn the anatomy of the waves, you can create many variances of them in different settings. In most cases the eye of the wave becomes the focal point. It is also important to establish an interesting visual “roller coaster”...
Somewhere between representation and abstraction lie Rick Bennett’s acrylic paintings of the seas.
There’s something romantic and alluring about paintings of boats. It takes an understand of boating culture to successfully pull off a seascape or boat painting, and that’s where Terry Harrison comes in.
In her new book, The Artist’s Color Guide: Watercolor—Understanding Palette, Pigments and Properties, artist and best-selling author Hazel Soan explores each color of the rainbow—chapter by chapter—to help you select, mix and combine color with confidence to create your own radiant watercolor paintings. Here she shares how she employs blue and a less-is-more approach...
If you were strolling along a river or canal in France on a lovely evening, you may have passed a landscape artist who was painting water--still, peaceful water. Ian Potts, who painted en plein air, found that watercolor best suited his needs, rather than oil.
Impressionists on the Water has a cover seemingly expansive enough to step right through it and onto the grass into Monet's idyllic painting "Le bassin d'Argenteuil." Not all of the art in this book is idyllic though--it seems that water and its channels have been used to describe nearly every mood and temperament available...
Learn how to paint water in pastel with Amy K. Sanders' pastel color chart for painting waves and other pastel landscapes.
Pastel artist Amy K. Sanders shares pastel painting tips for painting waves and water scenes, including ocean, pond and other pastel landscapes.
Read more about pastel artist Sandy Byers, our July 2012 Artist of the Month, whose seascape painting was a finalist in The Artist's Magazine's 28th Annual Art Competition.
From rushing falls and rippled ponds to crystal clear lakes, water scenes offer an abundance of creative possibilities. In the April 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist, five accomplished artists share their techniques for capturing water's elusive qualities on paper. View a gallery of their paintings here.