I recently completed my realistic acrylic painting “Ocean Wave”. I had so much fun working on this wave.
When I finished, it was almost like coming to the end of a great TV series. Working on this painting was something that had been part of my life every day.
It was amazing watching this piece grow from a blank sheet to a beautiful crashing wave in the ocean.
Ocean water waves are amazing to look at – and also to paint.
My favourite part of this wave is the white spray coming off the top of the wave.
It’s hard when you’re working on something like this because you are looking at it all the time and you become blind to the details – Is that enough? How much is enough? How do you know when it’s done?
Some parts were tricky for a wave first-timer, but I persevered and I am delighted with the result.
Making “Ocean Wave”
Here’s a quick video of my progress shots:
I’m pleased I remembered to take some progress photos along the way!
I made changes to several parts before I was completely happy with the way my wave looked. One of the joys of working with acrylic paints is that you can make changes as you go.
The Finished Product
So here it is – finished, framed and on the wall. And it looks stunning!
I’ve received incredible and encouraging feedback from other artists:
Jennifer: Great job – the waves look amazing. I just got back from the beach and missing it looking at your painting
Richard: Surfs Up, Dude !! Excellent …. you really nailed it. Well done.
Debs: It’s spectacular! You have such a gift. Must make your heart sing. Looking forward to seeing your future work.
Credit to Tim Gagnon for the tutorial I followed, to Derwent for the paper canvas, and to Mont Marte for the acrylic paints & brushes. And Woolworths for the many, many cups of tea.
What’s Next For Ocean Wave?
Original acrylic painting, 19.5cm x 28.5cm (A4-size), hand-painted using professional quality acrylic paints on 300gsm acid-free paper canvas. The frame shown in the photo is readily available from K-mart. So if you prefer, you can buy it unframed (the cheapest option) and pop it in your own frame.
Bring happiness to your home right now and solve that blank wall space that’s been bugging you!
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