Buy This Tutorial Here - This painting was inspired by the beautiful visit to the coast line of Lake Huron. The interesting thing about this painting is that the pilings in the painting are not wave breakers, they are actually old parking barriers! Global warming has raised the water table in this area making these pilings permanently submerged in a couple of feet of water. This painting is one of the few painting I have done with a political/environmental message attached to it.
Part of the original Power To Paint DVD series converted to streaming video. This tutorial covers how to paint the three major facets of water, translucent water, reflective water and cascading water. Learn how to make your water have volume and form even thought it is an ever changing element. Learn how to create the effect of translucent water and create the depth of objects beneath the water surface with convincing detail! See the tricks used to create the splash and ripple of cascading water with simple techniques. Other techniques such as sea foam and refracted light are also instructed on.
Run Time: 3Hr 42 Min
Board Size: 12 x 16 Inches
Lesson Aids: Line Drawing, Colour Template, Materials List, Reference Photo.
Serenity's Rhythm Pt.1
In Part one we set our local colours and block in our base colours.
Serenity's Rhythm Pt.2
In this part we further develop our shape and form in the water.
Serenity's Rhythm Pt.3
In part three we learn to paint the translucent water of the foreground.
Serenity's Rhythm Pt.4
In this section we paint the cascading water around the bottom of the wood piling.
Serenity's Rhythm Pt.5
In this part we paint the reflective water of the background and around the grass mound.
Serenity's Rhythm Pt.6
In part six we add detail to our Pilings and texture up the sky areas of our painting.
Serenity's Rhythm Pt.7
In this part we detail the background trees and finish the long grasses in the forground.
Serenity's Rhythm Pt.8
In this final part we render the bubbles in the cascading water and add final detail to the piece.
The line drawing to assist in transfer to board for this art instruction tutorial.
The colour template for reference and for transfer to art board.
All colours, brushes, extra materials and colour swatch used in this tutorial.
The photo reference that inspired the original painting.