Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FINISHED GREEN WAVES


This is where I left it last time (left view).


This (below) is the finished piece.


I got a bit too heavy on the greens but you can make waves and water any color and I have plenty of photos for my own paintings now. (Plus, it's not really THAT green but the camera is picking up all the greens more than the blues in the painting.) This one is going to my sister as a thank you for lending me her laptop.
I'll do this again because once you learn how, you can just create any composition you want because waves can do all kinds of patterns and rolls.
Plus, I found one of my books I purchased years ago on painting the sea and shore by E. John Robinson that is good to use while you're learning. He goes into detail about the shapes and aspects of waves and whitecaps and foam and...
I carried a copy with me to the Bahamas once years ago...and left it in the hotel on the desk when we left. So bought another copy. I didn't realize it was so pricey now - I guess since it's a hardback copy. I just looked at my receipt and see that I got the second copy for free back when I was scooping up rewards points from NorthLight Bookclub, back when I had to have every book - which was going to teach me how to paint. Now I don't often watercolor books and am more into DVDs.

9 comments:

Gillian said...

I can almost hear the surf. Good job on those waves!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful surf and colours. It looks very wet!

debwardart said...

Looks good!

Cathy Gatland said...

I find paintings of waves so peaceful to look at, and this one's lovely - love the light coming through it inside the curl.

Vicki Greene said...

Really like that light showing through the top of the wave!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Beautifully soft!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Gillian, Jeanette, Deb, Cathy, Vicki and Elizabeth. Glad you like this one. As I said, it's just a practice, not my composition or photo. But now I can do my own...I think!

Carol King said...

Your waves came out wonderfully and I can picture myself right on that beach.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Carol - come join me...put on your Crocs and take a walk on the beach!