Making some excellent progress with Ta’Kaiya’s painting. So delighted with how it’s turning out. The progress is slow but sure, I don’t really know what i’m doing :- / I’ve never painted a close up of foamy waves lapping the shore. But i’m definitely hooked and want to paint an ocean scene only in burnt umber using the wipe-out technique. Such a beautiful colour. The experts say to take it off our palettes because of it’s ‘sinking in’ phenomena. However, I do believe there are ways around that. Use it on it’s own and ‘oil out’ with a mix of damar, stand oil and turpentine at the end. Damar is a resin, similar to a clear coat, but varnishing a final coat can be done a year later if one feels it’s necessary.
Now to get back to my painting, I can’t wait to work on it some more… so exciting to learn how to paint ocean water rushing over the sand.