How to paint a Turquoise Wave

I’ve been working on a new wave painting this week “Turquoise Wave II”. To show you some of the stages my work goes through I though I would write a short blog post about my process. Here is a video and some photos showing how I work.

TurquoiseWave Stage One of painting process

Stage One. Here I have mapped out the main areas of this new turquoise wave painting. I have also worked on the main turquoise and viridian green shades. Also the tonal contrast.

Stage Two of Turquoise Wave painting

Stage Two. I have worked on some more detail particularly on the surf area. Working on some fractal patterns in the foreground

"Turquoise Wave II" detail of oil painting on canvas 80 x 80 cm £450

Stage 3. I have added some more highlights to the wave to give it a more 3 dimensional effect

"Turquoise Wave II" oil painting on canvas 80 x 80 cm £450

Stage 4. Adding more detail to the background and foreground and now the painting is finished. It is now available to buy on my website. More details can be found here.

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