Hey guys, I hope you are all having an amazingday today, and in this video I will show you how to paint the beach.
Before I get into the video I wanted to tellyou that even though I will be using oil paints for this tutorial, in this particular instancethe only difference between oil paint and acrylic paint is the drying time which I fixedby adding some fast drying medium so, feel free to paint this with whatever medium youfeel comfortable with.
I started off by adding some masking tapeto create a rectangular frame to contain my painting.
Then I started priming my page using gesso,so that the paint has something to bind to and it doesn't seep through the page.
The colours I will be using are the following:Titanium White, Lemon Yellow,Yellow Ochre, Phthalo Blue,Cobalt Blue Hue, Viridian Hueand Burnt Umber.
I first took some of my fast drying mediumand I started mixing the cobalt blue with some titanium white and I am trying to a createa quantity of the colour because this will be my base which I will cover my page with.
Then, I started painting with the colour Ijust created from the top of the page going downwards in a horizontal motion.
Then, I took some titanium white to add tothe gradient that we are creating.
So, as we move downwards it will get lighter.
Then I picked up some yellow ochre and I mixedit with the titanium white so that my gradient will go from blue to white and then to yellowochre.
And then I started painting in horizontalmotions mixing everything together.
Now, I took some more yellow ochre and I mixit with white to increase the opacity of the sand that we will be painting at the bottomof the page.
Then, I took a large clean brush to blendthe colours together evenly.
Now, that my background is completely dry,I will start painting the water.
For the water, I picked up some phthalo blueand I mixed it with some viridian hue.
I took my flat headed brush and I starteddrawing a horizontal line of the water which will be my horizon.
Then I added some white into the paint mixtureto continue painting the water.
Now, I went back with the dark colour I justmixed to re-define the horizon.
Then, I continue with the lighter colour ofthe water and I move downwards.
Now I added more white into the paint mixtureto move downwards as we are creating another gradient effect for the water.
Then, I am adding more white into the paintmixture and again, I am adding more white for our water gradient.
And now I am mixing a tiny bit of yellow ochrefor the sand.
And finally I am blending everything out assmoothly as I can.
I took some of my white colour and mixed itinto the yellow colour we used for the sand because now we will define the shape of thebeach.
And I am applying more of that colour on theright hand side as well.
And then, I took my fluffy brush to blendit out very smoothly.
I took some of the light blue colour I hadin my palette and then I took some white and mixed both of them really well to come upwith a light blue colour to paint the little waves on the surface of the water.
I am doing that using my flat headed brushand I am drawing really small horizontal lines on the water.
Now I took some viridian hue to start paintingthe large wave in the middle, I added some lemon yellow in the mixture and then a littlebit of titanium white.
And then I started painting the large wavein the area that we left blank in the middle.
I added some more white into the mixture tolighten the colour and then I continued tapping my brush on the paper.
Now using the same colour, I am drawing thosecurvy vertical lines the blend the colour with the rest of the water.
And by doing that we start seeing the waveforming.
Now I took some of the darker colour I createdearlier for the horizon and I started by painting the base of the wave using the same brushstrokes.
And now I am blending the water and the wavestogether.
And I went on top to re-paint the base ofthe wave as well.
And now, using the same colour I am paintingthe shadow of the wave on top.
Now I took my darker colour and I am re-paintingthe water on top.
I keep using the darker value for the bottomof the wave as well.
Now, I took a fluffy brush to blend the bottomof our wave with the water.
And then using the same brush I try to expandthe wave using vertical motions.
Now, I took some of the lighter colour topaint the small waves on the water again and I am doing that by tapping the tip of my brushon the paper.
Using the same brush I started adding somehighlights to the bigger wave.
Now I took some of my titanium white on mydetail brush and I started tapping on top of my wave to paint the foam.
Now, I took my detail brush and a darker toneand I started painting the shadow of the wave.
For this part dipped a q-tip into the titaniumwhite and I started tapping on the foam of the wave.
Then I took my detail brush using the samecolour I started drawing the water that follows the wave going upwards.
Then, I drag those lines on the rest of thewater doing a zig zag pattern.
Now, I am starting to paint the foam on theedge of the water as well.
And again I took my q-tip and I started tappingthe paint on the paper.
Now I am adding some burnt umber into my yellowochre mixture to paint the shadow of the water on the beach.
And then I took some titanium white to paintthe sparkles on the wet sand.
And then I took my detail brush to blend theshadows of the big wave with the water.
Now I continue painting the waves using aq-tip and the white paint.
And then I switched to my detail brush toadd those little dots that represent the water splash from the foamy wave.
And finally I took some of my darker colourto add in between the light waves as shadows.
And finally, I gently remove the masking tape.
So this is the finished painting, I hope youguys enjoyed this video and found it helpful, in the description I have links to all theproducts I am using if you guys are interested.
I also have prints of my work available onmy website if you would like to have a look.
Thank you guys so much for watching and Iwill see you in my next video.