This one was a pleasure to paint from beginning to end. Originally I drew this scene in pulled way back so you could see 2 surfers as well, and the girls and wave were pretty small. I redrew it way closer up. I felt intimidated by the wave and water at first because I haven’t painted a wave before. I started by blocking in the green part of the wave and then everything fell into place. I love the wave and the gestures of the cute and super innocent looking little girls. I’m sure I’ll be on to another beach scene soon. Have a great day!!
Now to turn the lights on. It’s getting there. Next I’ll go in and work on their skin tones and bring up the values.
Here’s where I’m at today. I blocked in basic skin tones with mainly 2 values of light and dark. I also worked some on the foamy water that the girls are standing in. When I paint in their swimsuits and the little hand trowel in the little ones hand I will have paint all over the whole thing. Then I can fine tune all of it. I like the way the wave looks.
I started the wave in my Kids on the Beach painting today. I have the basic colors and shapes blocked in. I’m excited to see it coming together!
Here is the start of my new painting, I have finally drawn it in. It’s of two little girls playing on the beach in Santa Cruz in front of a beautiful wave. I’m looking forward to painting it. The colors of the wave are out of this world, hopefully I’ll be able to bring it all to life. Here’s to hoping and trying!
oil on canvas 36X48
I think my Monterey Cypress painting is done for now, I’ll probably come back to it at some point. But it was time to move onto something new.