How to Paint a Dramatic Seascape in 5 Easy Steps

In this video I will show you how to paint a dramatic seascape and all the ingredients you need to create such a painting. I show you how to paint a dramatic breaking wave, white water in the foreground, rocks, spills and sea spray. I show you how you can paint light in a seascape in a way that creates a sense of tension (in a good way) and mystery.

This tutorial takes you through 5 Steps towards creating a mountain painting that includes:

1. Composition
2. Blocking in the painting
3. Building up the detail
4. Refining the painting
5. Final details

This art work was painted using oils but you could also paint this in acrylics too.

If you would like to paint along with this, check out the link below for the written notes that accompany this video. Feel free to copy the painting and copy / use the reference photos that are in the written tutorial.

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