Ocean Waves are such a fun and beautiful subject to paint. The sparkling reflections of the sun, the foaming spray, the water’s transparency and the ocean’s endless dynamic display all combine to provide us with a limitless source of inspiration. Different types of waves suggest different approaches; a crashing wave may require bold, energetic strokes while a calmer, curling wave might want for more detail and blending.
Pastels give us bold, beautiful color and allow us to create a huge variety of marks, making waves the perfect subject for pastels.
In this workshop, we will study gesture, structure, edges, reflected light and how to create color harmony with the use of broken color. By the end of the workshop, you’ll all of the tools to help you paint ocean waves in pastel with confidence.