Monday, November 4, 2013

After The Break

I love painting waves, especially in watercolor.  The photo that I used as a reference for this painting has such a sense of power that I knew I had to try to paint it.  This is a pretty large painting.  It is a full sheet of watercolor paper which is 22" x 30".  It is painted using only transparent watercolor.  The whites are the white of the paper.

Most of this was painted on a very wet piece of paper but I was careful to allow for the color spreading and was able to save the white areas.  I used Fabriano Artistico 140# paper because it was the only paper I had that was really white.  It was easy to work on but it isn't as strong as some other papers that I've used.

After The Break
Image Size 22" x 30"
Watercolor

20 comments:

  1. this is so beautiful, Nancy! Painting waves doesn't look easy to me and in watercolors!!! yikkes..Beautifully painted!!

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  2. Bonjour,

    Mon Dieu quel mouvement ! Quelle superbe aquarelle. Il y a une telle puissance, une telle énergie dans cette vague qui se fracasse !
    bravo ! Une belle réussite.
    Gros bisous

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  3. Oh I do love the tempest of the sea and the blues are so gorgeous!

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    1. The sea is truly amazing. I could watch waves crash all day.

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  4. Wonderful. I bet it's really impressive on that scale too.

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  5. Thank you Peter. I do like the size of it. Maybe I'll try one even larger next time. : )

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  6. Oh My Goodness! This is so powerful - so beautiful! And it's transparent watercolor!! The very thought of having to save the whites is intimidating! I am scared to death of watercolor (but enjoy acrylics on paper)...Your work is always amazing!

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    1. Thank you Rosemary. I find it intimidating to save whites also but for some reason, this painting was very relaxing to paint.

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  7. Awesome, my first thought was she had to use mask or some resist, but no ... patient girl. Certainly shows the majesty and power. Just a wonderful painting and love the large size, dominates. Best

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  8. Thank you Nelvia. I did use a little masking for the small, white dots/splashes of white. I'm not that patient. : )

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  9. Such a lovely dynamic painting! Love it!

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  10. Hi Nancy.
    brilliant painting of the sea breaking. It is exactly how it is.
    All the best Nancy.
    Vic.

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  11. Fascinating break of the waves , so much power !

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