Ocean Views

Ocean Views 1 and 2

There are two watercolors this week and both of them are ocean views. I’m not really happy with either of them but, you know, you have to practice in order to get better. At least that is what ‘they’ say. Anyway, I’ll share my works and hopefully get better with each new watercolor. At some point, I will post my older artwork that was done in a different medium. But for now, watercolors…

Ocean View – watercolor 1c
Ocean View – watercolor 1a
Ocean View – watercolor 1d
Ocean View – watercolor 1b

This one of the beach/ coastlines turned out, well, you see it. I had many problems while painting this one. Note the image marked 1a, you can see that I saved space for a couple sailboats but then proceeded to royally muck them up and then tried to hide the mess. At the water-line, you can see I placed two buoys instead. *shrug* So then I tried another ocean painting (shown below).

Disclaimer: I am still learning this craft and often refer to amazing artists who offer tutorials on YouTube. This image is from Maria Raczynska (check out her works).

 

Ocean View – watercolor 2a
Ocean View – watercolors 2c
Ocean View – watercolor 2b

This ocean view with a fisherman on the horizon was supposed to be simple and easy. Maybe I’m having a bad day? Yeah, let’s go with that. Anyway, the paints look choppy and unrefined, soooo more practice.

I was determined to get one decent ocean painting with blended colors in the sky and ocean that look pretty good. Ok, so it’s not perfect but I’m somewhat happy with this one.

Sidenote: I used the same paints that were still on the palette from Ocean View 2.

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