My first sold painting was “The wave”, which i would call an epic painting of mine! I think I achieved more than i possibly could with it. It ‘s reproduction is still the most popular item in my Etsy store.
That all made me go back to the seascape theme. I decided to try a huge kind of wave painting. I searched the Google images for the waves of the enlarged perspective and chose this one:
I must admit it had looked much more manageable before i started painting
Here I had to constantly add or change the colors in search of the right one. The painting was 90% done with a palette knife, which was a bit of a challenge as well due to the size of the wave. Also, as usual, I had to find a balance between realistic look and my personal touch to it. The end result is a bit of both i believe.
So i started with the sea on the background in darker blue and lighter blue for the actual wave:
Tried doing the half-circular strokes with the wave under painting to create the feeling of the water’s movement.
Then i tried to identify the dark and light spots.
The shore color turned out to be much darker than in the reference picture. The only reason I can find for that is that my own lens of perception is too overpowering That is the artist’s way to show how he sees the world.
This is the finished painting. It took me 5 hours to complete it. I am not positively in love with it but quiet satisfied especially taking into consideration that it was done without any tutorials. This is 100% my work and my perception. Now i have another wave in my house 😉
Thank you enjoy your day!
You can find the painting at etsy store: