Continuing on from my previous blog post (Peaceful Water Paintings - Part 1) about my learning process in painting water, I wanted the third canvas to be larger, so here it is:
"Peaceful Water, Turquoise" 24x24"
My goal for this piece was to be somewhat abstract without a lot of brushstrokes or detail, and use my established style of softly blending colors. This idea worked well for my intended result of a peaceful, non-busy image. It has less lines and ripples in it than in "Peaceful Water, Blue" (previous blog post).
My biggest challenge in this painting was working with acrylics, my paint of choice. The colors are lighter in value when wet, and dry darker. So it takes some practice in the paint mixing to know whether the value is right before applying it.
This painting needed quite subtle gradations of color and values in order for the finished effect to be soft and somewhat ethereal. I had to rework some of the ripples and areas of light on the water several times before getting the values that I wanted.
Overall, I'm pleased with this piece, and plan to do more similar ones in soft colors, some on larger canvases. This is also my favorite of the three I've done so far, because I love all shades of turquoise. It's my favorite color!
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