How to Paint a Seascape Oil Sketch – Narrated

How to Paint a Seascape Oil Sketch – Narrated


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and
today we will paint a small sketch of a seascape. We begin by sticking a tape
down here [laughter] that will be the horizon line. We can use that to block the lower area which will be the sea. And then we start painting the sky, which will be pretty gray, as you see. I´m using a mix of blue black
and titanium white. And as a medium
I´m using about 80% odorless mineral spirits,
and 20% linseed oil. In this area we will have The Sun,
as it is cloudy, we will not see it directly, but that area will be really light. So we add a lot of white to it.
And to modify my mixture I may add a little bit of a ultramarine blue,
to make it more blue, or to make it more gray, some ivory black. Good! We smudge the line between
these two tones, with light movements as if we were dusting. And I may add a new tone, which
is in between the two that I am mixing, and add it where they meet,
because this makes it looks even cleaner. Cleaner that just mixing one with other one. Right here on the canvas. And now
let´s add some clouds. We basically add the paint
and then lightly smudge it. I´ll darken this area a little bit more so as to have the lighter area
contrast better. The darker area will be on top. By the way, the list of materials
is in the description below the video. We soften the clouds by very gently
brushing over them. Good! Now we can take the tape off
to start painting the sea. The border by the horizon may have
some white, because of the reflecting light. And at this point we may add more blues
such as cobalt blue, to get the right color of the ocean. Generally speaking the areas closer
to us will be of a lighter blue, while the ones in the deep, further
away, will be darker. And we will have some nice light
reflections, especially in the areas below the Sun. Like here. Good! Sometimes we can have whole areas
like a whole line that reflects more than the rest. Let´s make one here. Like all the way from this side, to
this side and see how it looks. I may take it away if I don´t like it. We extend the white area by
the horizon, add some little waves … of a darker or lighter tone, and then we add some pure titanium
white, for The Sun. Which we smudge a bit. And we add many of those
little sparkling lights. Especially by our big, white areas. I love painting seascapes! They are so refreshing! We add some thin, lighter
and darker lines. to give it some wave movement
and feeling. We reestablish the clouds, and smudge them a bit. And now let´s paint a couple
of birds… flying all the way over here. One and the other one. Very good! ¡Excelente! I soften the clouds a little bit more! And it´s ready! If you enjoyed it, please
give it a LIKE! share it to your friends and subscribe to Fine Art-Tips. And I will see you
on Tuesday 😉 Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

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