Hello, friends…I hope your week is off to a great start.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen sneak peeks of these paintings. I have been having a lot of fun playing with the new Americana Premium acrylics from DecoArt of late as I love their amazing coverage from its light-fast, heavily-pigmented formula.
They were created to work well on canvas as well as other artistic surfaces and today I wanted to share a fun tutorial on how to paint your own beach scene. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, the beauty of this abstract is that it doesn’t have to be perfect.
You will need the following colors:
Prussian Blue Hue
Cobalt Teal Hue
Cobalt Turquoise Hue
Canvas (I used a 16 x20)
Large flat brush
Small round brush
Mix white and teal paint together at an approximate 2:1 ratio. Take your palette knife and dip it in the white and teal mixture, turquoise, blue and teal paints. Spread onto canvas horizontally on the top half of the canvas.
Clean your palette knife and dip it in the Titan Buff and spread the paint on the bottom half of the canvas.
Using your large flat brush, dip it in water, remove some of the moisture and brush paint horizontally.
Dip your brush in the white paint and dab along between the blue and the Titan Buff.
Take your flat brush and repeat step 3, this time over the entire canvas.
Dip your palette knife in the white paint and dab the edge along the blue as shown.
Dip your palette knife in the turquoise and dab under the white.
Dip your palette in the white and place the knife flat along the canvas, dabbing the white paint between the blue and the Titan Buff.
Painting the details.
Follow the collage below to paint the little umbrellas.
To paint “people”, simply use your small round and make little dots and strokes that resemble people. Remember…it doesn’t have to be perfect 🙂
Dip your brush in the white and dab to give texture or make it look like foam.
Repeat the previous step on the waves…
Add little details, such as shadows and little towels etc…
And there you go…a fun little afternoon painting project.
What I love about art is that each time you paint, each piece is one of a kind.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and would encourage you to leave any questions you may have below and I’ll make sure to get back to you.
Thanks so much for stopping by.