CAPTURING THE SEA IN WATERCOLOUR, WITH WENDY PARKYN

by | Last updated Nov 16, 2016 | Published on Oct 18, 2016 | Art Blog, Learning with the Masters

Capturing the Sea in all its various moods with Watercolour Artist Wendy Parkyn

“WHITE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD IN WATERCOLOUR – NEVER USE IT!”
– Wendy Parkyn

Wiggy Water. Produced with candle wax by Watercolour Artist Wendy Parkyn

WIGGLY WATER

Wiggly Water can be achieved with candle wax

Sparkling Sea Dry Brush vs Light Sandpaper, with Watercolour Artist Wendy Parkyn

SPARKLING SEA

Sparkling Sea can be achieved in multiple ways, such as via Dry Brush (left image) or rubbing Fine Sandpaper across the dry painting (right image).

Steps and Waves. Produced with candle wax by Watercolour Artist Wendy Parkyn

STEPS

Steps can be seen in the white foam that builds up close to shore
Wendy refers to this foam as white sausages :)
Never add water to foam, it needs to be pure white
Foam can be achieved with Sand Paper, or with masking Fluid
Colbolt is a good colour to use for the shadows of foam
With Waves, look underneath the wave to see which way it’s coming.

Oil Painting by Wendy Parkyn

REFLECTIONS

Oil Painting by Wendy Parkyn

Acrylic Painting by Wendy Parkyn

THE RIVER FOWER

Acrylic Painting by Wendy Parkyn

Watercolour Painting by Wendy Parkyn

ACROSS TINTAGEL

Watercolour Painting by Wendy Parkyn

Acrylic Painting by Wendy Parkyn

SEASCAPE SUNSET

Acrylic Painting by Wendy Parkyn

“WHITE SAUSAGES”
– Wendy Parkyn

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