How To Paint A Crashing Wave At Sunset – Full lesson recorded live!

How To Paint A Crashing Wave At Sunset – Full lesson recorded live!


Hey everybody, thanks for joining in. This is my phthalo green. I sent emails to to y’all and said phthalo green. But… any green that’s dark is gonna be good. This is mine And what I do is I go into whatever paint store. I don’t always go to Shawn Williams As a matter of fact, this is PPG I just said hey that dark green that you have behind the counter there. would you just put as much as you can of that In this this ultra deep bass and then after doing a little bit of research, I learned that they’re green They’re deep green and deep blue is pretty Universally comparable to phthalo green and they locally so don’t sweat it if you don’t have exact color names in and one of the economy susan commented and asked about the Vermillion green is a good is a good comparable bring it to this in twos? So I’ve got green this is what my yellow looks like. This is a Sherwin Williams paint and you know what? I’ll tell you why I do use these Shirley Williams paints in particular because They don’t skin over not much on the top This is not a commercial but they they don’t give me any money or pretty product I just I just tried a lot of different paints and these don’t you would since I like to work in large volumes on big walls a lot of the time these a Handle a lot more similarly to the tubes of acrylic paints, which I also brought but this is a low Sheen Factory bright yellow. This one comes tinted right out right off the shelf in this bright yellow So it’s very easy to just grab and compared two cans of paint. It’s expensive but compared to tubes it’s cheap. So Same story with the black. It’s just in a label list. Can that’s when Sherwin Williams. It’s a high-gloss black actually I’ve found that I like the darkness of high-gloss black But you know, it’s your choice what you want the sheen to be on your paint Brown is just a shortcut whenever I make brown in pictures Oh, it’s it’s really just darkening and orange But Brown is a great shortcut to that and sometimes Brown has more color at this darkness than what I’m able to That’s by the time I add enough black To orange to get it to the darkness of brown it’s more gray than whatever so that’s the value of any kind of secondary color something outside of your your what you consider your Primaries you get those extra colors when when you can’t mix to quite the intensity level or just to work faster That’s also a very good reason So then I’ve got my red same thing. This is a Just like the yellow just isn’t doesn’t have a label on it. This is Shirley Williams paint and it’s all hammered with other colors So it’s just kind of shaking her out and Stirring those those other goobers of came there on top of there I’ll be dipping into these as I paint and then after I progress a little bit, I’ll pull out these I Warned you ahead of time that I’d be isn’t he so I brought some of my main Tubes I don’t want to try to paint the whole picture in it’s good It takes me more time, but not that much water-based paint. What was pretty quickly at the brush? So these are Grumbach or brand but I’m not devoted to this either. I just especially like the Brightness of this turquoise blue the phthalo blue when I add white It is very similar to what you see in the wave that I painted with those bright turquoise colors other thing though blues like I tried Windsor knew anyway And I just couldn’t get a blue with the same intensity. So this Grumbach I did like the color but They don’t sponsor me. I don’t I don’t have any anything like that going on So I’ll pull out those later and we just do like a side-by-side comparison. But to me, they’re they’re they accomplish the same thing Okay That’s a rundown on the paint side Simply white right off the shelf back at the paint store and that one’s also Sherwin Williams, but like I said wherever you get these I think when you’re practicing It’s nice to take the pressure off and get cheap paint so that you can just do one thing after another and have fun without worrying about the loss of Products so we want atmosphere in our picture right? And so I need to do this background I want to do it before I start my way and so Atmosphere could be any color. They really can just anything. I just need to know how to Mix that atmosphere with my objects that are getting closer and closer in my picture So in this one, I just kept the palette very simple just red and yellow It’s an orange sky and I’m going to show you a fast way To throw together an orange sky, you know I’m gonna use my smaller brush just so that I don’t go too fast Because if I do with this big brush, it’s gonna be done in five seconds And then people are gonna say what will the weight back back up do that again? Which I will I’ll do things again. If you let me do things again to say something. All right So I’m gonna put a bunch of globs white on this canvas So when I put the white on I’m not trying to spread it out so I could do this also With my tubes of acrylics as well. They’re not gonna drip as much this paint is more runny for that reason. It’s faster and So all I’m gonna do is put enough white on there that I know that I can blend it all very quickly Once I start to spread it around by leaving it in these blobs. It’s not drying. So if I start to spread this around Which is just you know, I I think second major for a painter is to start spreading it around immediately but you start losing your Blending time when you do that, so so I’ve found it very helpful To just use – the better way to say this is count brush loads So I just put for Brussels on your one here like here one here one here for brush loads And then I can remember that if I need to reference that ratio of paint that I’m going to mix later So I’m going to go white right here in the middle where my brightest spot is. I’m going to go another one I’m going to put five brush loads because this looks like I might need a little bit more as I try to spread it Across to the edges of this canvas so as a as I mean, I think it’s very typical. I’m not gonna say in all cases but in most cases when Light goes through a substance it shift its hue and I’m not gonna get all scientific on and try to over explain this but a valuable thing to understand is things typically move toward the yellow as they get brighter and then toward Violet as they get darker just the opposite direction brighter is toward yellow And so if you look at my my little wave picture behind me Blue it goes to green which is toward yellow. So I don’t necessarily just add yellow to the mix Maybe Green is a better option. It’s just too worn yellow. It doesn’t mean it turns yellow So green blue might get a little greener red will get yellow. Where when the Sun blasts through this atmosphere the brightest part is going to be yellow ER and then I’m gonna add red around the edges to make this look like a very Illuminated sky so so let’s do that. We’ll put yokel around the edges Of my wife so I’ve got to brush those. Let’s go for me. I don’t know I Don’t know how much I’m gonna want there. So we’ll just see We’ll just see where three brush loads gets me and this White’s gonna mix with that yellow and smear it all over this it’s gonna get washed out but yellows, very Very strong mixed with the white and you get a lot of yellow So now I need a little bit of red outside of actor. Then you go white to yellow to red so we’ll take a couple small brush loads of red and this paint has been sitting as camp for a while is starting to evaporate a little bit so it Feels a little bit more like what’s in my tubes It’s not dripping down the canvas and I actually like that about this paint is it? Even though I buy it in a can it seems like it handles more similarly to the tubes Okay. So now I’m ready to start blending this I’ve got all of my paint makes off I’ll rinse the red out of my brush real quick. I didn’t go over this yet, but I keep water candy. I’ll keep put a pail of water By me and I rarely rinse my brush thoroughly It’s always just getting excess out of the brush because all the colors are mixing together. Anyway, I’m not really trying to get Completely pure colors very often except when I come back to juice a little highlight or something. I really want my brightest color So just getting the excess out is enough. And actually I hate this brush. I’ve been using it so long, it’s all we call it fish mallet That’s the term they used to use on the paint crew and I was painting houses this fish mouth doing it When it gets that split down the middle is there’s a blue in there and so, you know, the brush was cheap I just trash them after everyone home and then move to another one so Rinse out my brush And I’m going to start blending this together. I’m starting with the white area. Now. You definitely don’t have to use this method to mix the Pink’s, you know that this isn’t This isn’t a course on On how to be be like paint like me. I just want to I want to be able to just transfer this knowledge that makes these things look the way they do in my hope is that you’ll be able to just really Comprehend what makes the visual difference on this and use your own technique to execute it so Then I hit the red when I’m done with the yellow portion and I have this nice intense orange, but I’m going to be careful Not to go back into the yellow and white if I go back and forth a magnet forth too much I’m going to lose my separation. I want blending. I just don’t want too much. So try to time it now This is such a fast process. You can try that several times, you know that I had plenty of practice doing this and I’m sorry, so I’m gonna Just blend these until until I like the look of it I’m gonna put a big clip here just like that painting so I don’t want to get too careful about Getting this completely covered. I’m just gonna Do a a General general job the way it’s gonna cover this portion. So here’s something you can do when you’re trying to work I especially use this on large surfaces When I want to see more yellow here more red here I want more blending and it’s kind of across a distance on my picture then Instead of dragging the brush in between those two things. I’ll do this. I’ll go yellow red yellow red You just go back and forth with the brush hitting each spot and look how it evenly distributes so you can do a very fast and efficient job of Blending these colors by just tapping the different colors that you want to start looking the same now when I blend over all The red and the yellow is a lot more equalized. So whatever degree I want it Now this is still It’s nice and humid today in Arizona and so that’s that’s keeping my paint from drying as quickly as it normally does so I actually have more time to work this so it’s Kind of fun just to pull your brush through these colors after you blend them And you can just make the impression of some clouds coming across the Sun Look, I’ll grab my red our area and I’ll just use that for clouds. We’re just going simple today. So I’ll just Use this kind of downward stroke just using the fat side of my brush To create some kind of a oval this shape right across the brightest area. Just pull on the dark into the white gonna make some Texturing my sky Okay, how’s everybody doing so far not enough that you have to be I didn’t I didn’t try to make this like you have to be painting along but I just you know, I really want you to take the liberty to tell me if anybody’s kind of feeling left behind or if you just Feel like people in the future are gonna want me to repeat that, you know You can actually be a big help to me but making this video more useful to the Future viewers Okay, I’m done fiddling with my sky, I think that’s sufficient You can see it’s quite a bit more red than the first one I did. Yeah That’s that’s fine. You know red red sky yellow sky, it’s it doesn’t matter too much to me I just want a good look at the sky and I want to know that I can make whatever go I want so You know with my project so I feel like once I prove the concept I’m ready to move on. You know that way I don’t feel like I’m watching an artist more of a more of a researcher, you know, that’s that’s what I identify with more so then if you want to do like the little You want to do the little Hilah I did some clouds up in there I did the edge of a cloud you can just get some yellow and white. We’re gonna paint over all this area So I’ll just grab some yellow and white Mostly white tiny bit of yellow And if it looks like I I’ve got, you know some dark area that I could just line with with the bright color Like I could just put the bright Edge of a cloud in here and just by kind of strategically putting it where I already have a soft edge and I can I could just have you know a quick impression of a Of the outline of a cloud getting back lit by the Sun It’s but one up here to just put a line this one. I’m not even paying attention to existing showers. I’m just putting the line Up over the top Feel like there’s some things you can paint and we’ve all just seen it so many times that when you see it That’s what it is. When you see that bright line in the sky is the first thing that registers is. Oh, that’s a Cloud getting back lit by the Sun Do another one in here just for giggles You’ll see that, you know, if you don’t already know it I really have I’ve really Favored the long end of the brush in my years as a painter. It’s just to become my favorite way to paint, isn’t it? No, I don’t think it’s by any means though go away or a better way. Just this is my preference I always use the long end. So you’ll see me doing many techniques by just pointing that long end of the brush at the canvas and then kind of using it like a pen I do a lot of Side to side combined with up and down with just that that long Point of the brush and that allows me to quickly go through a texture of brushstrokes you know, I’ve got a bunch of brush strokes that be where I can just quickly go through it and cross over any brush strokes that I don’t really like the look of It just you know It’s a technique that that allows me to work quickly because the brush I don’t feel like I have to do this painterly stroke I just have it along in and I’m just moving around and some of that I think is the motor skill of your arm getting really familiar with the distance from the campus of so time spent weather here it maybe has more smooth strokes and Contact with the canvas So now I want to put some clips in this picture. Whoever said white area in the sky No, you don’t have to leave a white lady in the sky. I did that for fun That’s the effect and so you can see in My picture that I in that first line, I did I did a big bright white area And so that’s an option if you want that that real big blue layer that’s behind the wave you can do that But it’s gonna look good without because the sky looks like it’s gone You know I it looks like a sky behind a wake then I’ve got a picture so I’m not too concerned with exactly how that comes out. But I am glad Benton said that Because I did start this out are doing white and then yellow and then red and that is the setup to do That the area where the sun is shining So the more I leave that bright and yellow a shade of white and more it’s going to look like the Sun is right there and so This is good for me to plan ahead and think if I want to have that bright area right behind this wave then I’d want to move the Sun down to there but Let’s just do it let’s just do it obviously because then actually two things so if I want the Sun up here I just leave that right if I don’t want the Sun in the picture. No, you don’t have to leave it there I think you could just blend a white yellow and red it all together just It’s still look like a nice guy but that that graduation from white to yellow to red is the key element to look in to making it look like it’s really glowing and how much more if it’s Concentrated in a circle area where the Sun is. So watch out I’ll add some additional Light to this. This is the nice thing about just memorizing a system brush lines I Can just go yellow a little bit of red remember it was like For yellow to read something like that So I’m gonna do a lot more yellow than red And I’m gonna blend this in and then I know that I’ve got white mixed into it. So I’ll blend that in and now I’ve got a color that very quickly matches my sky. It’s yellow air so I can add some red But but the the point is that this is a very convenient thing to be able to quickly come back and use this same method to touch up anything in the picture, so I don’t need this to to be a Spot on match because I’ve got all these colors happening and I know that they’re they’re helping each other. The differences are good Not bad, so so I’m not going to sweat it if I don’t have if I don’t have things looking exactly this okay, so my point in putting this paint on it so that I can reapply my yellow and then white Yellow and white. I’ve got my bright spot just like in that first picture So now I can just blend this yellow to the white I can make it round if I really want to make it look like the Sun right there now I’ve got two bright areas and you know what that just doesn’t matter If the picture looks a bit then the picture looks good, you know I I definitely don’t feel like just cuz I talk a lot about what would naturally happen those Comments for me are useful tools. It’s just trying to have understanding it’s they’re not rules tools not rules No better I remember that not rules, okay and So a tool that I can use is wherever I want to have a bright spot look like it really is something Then I just surrounded by a yellow. Er Shade of whatever atmosphere I’m working in So now I’m all set up to do my brightest spot with all that splashing weight Right over that area and if I need to come back and adjust it’s very simple, okay? now I’m gonna start putting my mic clips so I’ll start with a color very Similar to the sky and I’m going to lose some of this red that this is a really red sky Maybe I’ll leave this side with the red with this. I’ll cover up and it’ll probably look better for So yellow and red And that was a big blob of red I just put on there so I’m gonna need to add more yellow So you see me going ahead and starting to mix this. I’m mixing this together And Then what I’m gonna do is in order to make this look like rock and Not sky. I I do need to add some brown to it what Brown is just like I said before Before I had everybody In online I was explaining that in my lineup of colors. I have brown which just functions as a dark orange, so when I put this in It’s just a shortcuts to adding adding black because it’s gonna get to the color I want faster if I if I’m always working from like let’s say I Want to get a dark grayish? Orange and I put my red and yellow then I gotta add black some amount of black and some amount of white to get there but I could get to that same result with just brown and white and The margin for error is much smaller. So, you know, it’s it’s like The amount of information you’re working three dimensionally is so much greater than the amount of information you’re working within with just with just two Dimensions right? So if I just have two colors blending back and forth I can much more easily and quickly get to the result I’m looking for and that’s all Brown is is a shortcut with two colors instead of three colors trying to try to work with Or orange and black and white red yellow black and white I can just gradually got Brown to this To start getting the look of some cliffs So I’m going to pull this way over here and make sure that it’s at least a little bit darker Because this is backlit. So the face of it needs to be darker than the sky and So if I don’t have that this painting is gonna look It’s no look maybe a little bit backwards at least to me It would allow it to be happy with it because I want the light something that’s always been real important in it Having the light look very believable So I’m going to add a little bit of brown and white right now Okay, so this gives me this this distant Greyish color and then as I get closer in this picture and you can see me using this just like a cut brush You know I like these angled brushes like to push it straight at the canvas and drag it slowly with a good amount of paint and water if you need it makes a nice straight sharp line very easy way to To make an edge like this But you can also do it just by a little dabs or however you want to shave this Color is what I’m more concerned about in the shape So I’m just kind of making a random stair-step line to look like the edge of a clip here. So The reason I want a dark orange is because I want lots of this orange atmosphere mixed with what I’m imagining to be a Greyish Brown rock by the ocean. I’m just thinking of, you know, I go out to, California I see some blackish colored rocks when they’re wet And then when they dry out too, so they look kind of a sandy color so that that grayish color dark grayish color Mixed with atmosphere. I’ve got bright atmosphere going over the top of it making it more orange so the closer I get the less I want to see that so now I’m just going to put more Brown in here and maybe I maybe I can just Put a couple little Hills of this without even adding any additional color if the paint is still wet enough then you might be able to just just do it like this put some brown and blend it downward and I think I want to Do some more Layers in here let’s put one up here It will put when I’m changing my mind as I go. Let’s put one kind of just to the side. I’ve got my most distantly here I’ve got one closer here And then you can add extra atmosphere to your picture But making everything a little bit lighter at the base. Just I learned this from Bob Ross true story I’d watch him Saturday mornings and you know I was always just so amazed at how quickly he achieved with these kinds of effects and and so one thing I learned from him was Adding white to the base of the distant mountains to make it look like a fog or settling in but but if I really want this to look like This atmosphere then then I don’t want to always just add white If I want it to look like that color light is shining into this. I just need to add that color to the white So it does seem simple enough, right? So I’ll light that up You know to me though that looks good. Just adding white looks looks good enough right there So I’m gonna just leave it and then I’m going to add another layer summit but more Brown in here And the brown all by itself makes it look like grayish rocks that are being turned more orange colored in the distance Because this brown mix with the white brown and white is the same kind of result you’d get from From orange and a gray than gray and orange. It’s just brown and white Okay, put another one there and maybe we can do uh another one still Maybe after I paint that wave in there. I’ll put some additional rocks see if anything comes to mind So if the pig drives under this happens a lot, you know when I do workshops paint drying is number one concern it dries fast How are we doing on comments there are they all showing up top? Yeah. No, I don’t so One of the number one concerns paints dry and fast it’s hard to blend really, you know, you just start over this This is why I think it’s helpful to have a system for all of these colors This I know that this is mine You know, I have colors rather than broken down into the name of the color. I haven’t categorized but by their purpose, so I have my sky color and my rock color and so my rock system is brown and white With my sky system mixed into it it the further away I want it to appear and that creates my distance So if it dries just start over at your sky color then add your brown and white clip color and I think gaining the confidence to just Blast right over your picture that those colors this a key component of that, you know, it can be a scary thing. I know Okay, put another one more layer of clip in here then we’re gonna start on the water Now what I when you see me really work in this with my brush All I’m doing is looking for any long strokes. So for instance, this is a fast way to get Natural-looking textures in a picture. I have a long stroke like that. I’m not going to try to turn that into a rock I’m just going to try to destroy the appearance of a brushstroke So I’m gonna go across any long line that I see and just break it break that line break that line and the more I just break lines apart the more It becomes this Random feeling texture that can be imagined to be a rock of dirt or wood depending on the color combinations that I use and so the more I just Use the small one of the smaller corners of my brush a light touch and just go through and break apart The larger strokes that I see from me. That’s just a lot lighter work on my brain then trying to Paint in objects trying to trying to force see the object and paint it like all the details there. What I feel should be there Okay, so it’s kind of like the the artist the sculptor that said I just cut away everything that doesn’t look like it That’s a famous quote from somebody else Okay, so now You can see things getting less orange as it comes forward in a got it nice and dark. This leaves me room Putting that Brown in with with the less and less white leaves me lots of room to do highlights if I want to do later Put little spots of orange reflection. There’s something from the sky, but now it’s time to put away Crashing against this so I’m going to rinse off my brush and start working in greens and blues I always keep up telling you that I can just Run my brush through I just grab it squish the excess out of it and So now you can see it’s not not very clean Like I I have lots of paint in there, but I’m gonna be working with so much pain. It’s not gonna matter so let’s shape this way first and so I’ll use a How would I just mix some? Some blue and white because that’s easy to cover Any scrap color that you have is just fine, you know We’re gonna paint over this but but I want to help you don’t understand the shape of the wave So I’m gonna put an oval shape. That’s maybe going If this same height as this rock, I’m gonna scale it to this rock out at crashing this way And so we’ve got it oval like this. So think of this as a complete vocal that I didn’t paint Well, we just had a light randomly go out there so think of this as a hole That I just didn’t complete. Yeah, and the top of it is Is tumbling over as it speeds this way and I’m well aware that there’s all these different shapes two waves I know the real die first, but but I just noticed that I like this better. This feels like a nice natural shape So as I’m building this wave unconscious of this for my direction of brushstrokes So maybe this here to help this along? Let’s just make this oval so you don’t have to paint that but I just want you to visualize it Okay now to put this in perspective I’m gonna put another one right next to it to the right. It’s higher and further to the right It’s gonna go like that. So the bottom is gonna come out diagonally toward this corner the top is Going to go up diagonally to this corner in order to create just some simple perspective make a vanishing point This way as it’s traveling to the left. Okay, so then make a few more lines and and If you just make these bigger and bigger as you make this same shape and I think not making them exactly the same is good practice because it makes it More believable structure to the wave, you know, I can kind of start to imagine Which direction the waters kind of blasting out over the top of this so I’ve just got these Light lines that are it’s kind of like drawing, you know, I’m just sketching out my way Just put a little bit more paint on the brush Here Okay, so Something like this where you can see the base coming up this way the top one that way and then you’ve got that top Curling over. So this is a great guide for me as I’m doing all my different colors I don’t lose track of the direction that I want my brushstrokes to be So the first thing I think would be fun to do is just to dive right into that bright illuminated middle Right there and so blue Gets greener as it gets brighter just like red Gets yellow as it gets brighter. They’re they’re both moving to war yellow. That’s a good writer So let’s grab some This green This is that phthalo green Okay, I’m gonna do someone without of the can and then I’m going to describe the tubes and do the exact same thing So right here in my first my first little oval this is where I’m gonna make the farthest visible edge of my colored Water, I’m gonna put that green on there. I’m gonna add white to that green and I’m not gonna worry about doing a lot of details. I’m just gonna do brushstrokes in this direction that’s all I’m gonna do for the texture of this water because the colors Are gonna do a lot for me just the colors who knows it might even look better than when I actually try to do Okay, now I’m going to take blue and I’m not going to add white to the blue because there’s already white in that green I just want white added wherever wherever I’m adding green because it’s getting greener as it’s getting brighter So now I’m just taking blue and you can do this the opposite way, too You can start at the base with the blue and then add green and white as we go up So I’m taking this brush. Yeah Just doing strokes in the direction of these lines this is how I I’ve started I think just about every Wave I’ve ever painted is just by doing a bunch of brush strokes in the direction that I imagined the water blowing So I Explained this in the in the video. I just released of this this way picture, too But you know, this is where we’re looking through the most water. This is where we’re looking through it The greatest distance of water and so that’s why it has the most color But I want you know, imagine this blown out, you know, 10 feet widest gets covering my whole business So when I look at this side of the picture if it’s real life sighs I’m I’m looking at a different angle now and I look here and I’m looking right through the way now I’m looking up and through this portion of the way And so there I don’t want all that color because it’s just a tiny bit of water So that’s why I I really tried to get that gradient to be gradual So I’ll use a system like this where I go. The lighter green color to the bluer color And then make everything more orange as I move to the right everything that’s above My deep water that is so let’s do another row at this time I’m going to pull out the tubes of paint. So watch this. This is fun. This is phthalo green according to Ron Ron Walker Okay Just gonna put it right on the canvas and Then I’m gonna grab some why this this is good the Basics this from Michael’s this is from the art store and I had run out of my Grumbach or white So I just grabbed this one and it’s fun to just compare the difference, you know So definitely, not your traditional way of painting with acrylics I bet it’s just squirt of right canvas, but you know what? I guess I just got used to doing it not a can Then I’ll grab my Phthalo blue. So that was stable green. This is phthalo blue And we can see just how much more saturated These colors are than what’s in the cans. They are more saturated You know, that’s why why people buy the more expensive paints a lot of time in tubes because higher pigment ratio Okay, so green at the top. Let’s mix that with this white and That’s really not very different at all And I’m going to spread that out until I I’ve got it to thin enough that it’s not going to completely dominate my blue and I dragged your blue into it Okay, then I’m just just gonna pull the brushstrokes in this direction And then I’m gonna take blue and start Blending that into it right here. No, I do like that dark blue. Look that’s much darker I don’t think it’s that it’s darker as much as it’s more concentrated in. It didn’t get nearly as affected by the white But you know, this is a real testament for getting those high pigment paints and tubes when you’re ready to do a nicer piece You can see why why people would prefer to use it out of a tube We really like that bold color Okay, so now well, I’m gonna try to do this while it’s still wet But it doesn’t need to be done while it’s still wet if you mix either in these colors Either the green or the blue with red You’ll have an excellent color for the reflection. So I’m gonna do that right now and then that’s gonna make a gray or color And I could probably just just carry some of that mix over to start turning this gray I have to get grayer and then more orange as I move this way This is just a comparison of these these two different kinds of paints Another thing about these tubes is they leave a little more texture. I think the texture is a little more preserved It doesn’t doesn’t shrink it too tight as much as that paint from the cans does alright I’m just getting the excess paint out of my brush you can do that on a towel if you don’t want to do it on your painting and So then the next thing I’ll do is get red so here’s a little bit of red out of the tube Just so that I’m using a little bit of both. I’m using my velvet tubes And of the paint out of the can so watch what happens this is I’m just gonna make this kind of scrap area right here I’m going to grab a little bit of white and because it’s easier and faster I’m just grabbing the white right out of mine right out of my can So I’ve got red blue and white for reflection on this way and That can be reflection of this orange sky because that when it makes it blue is going to make a great violet It can be reflection of the white water Because the white water that I haven’t painted yet would also make kind of a violet color the reflection on this, you know It’s really simple with reflection on blue water everything kind of just turns toward violet. It’s always that color mixed with a lot of violet and so red is a good shortcut whether it’s on top of the green or On top of the blue but have a little more white and then just kind of hit this Wave in different spots with that long end of the brush With some of this color. I’m just pulling it in the same direction that I did Put some there some there you can see on these are pretty fat strokes and I’m not trying too hard to make it clean and pretty just Being very mindful of the direction of those strokes. That’s what I really want to be conscious of Okay, I’ll do more of that. Later I’ll do more of that reflection later when we’re putting put reflection on on this water down here. I Guess it’s worth showing this to here. Look watch what happens I’ll take a little ring Out of my can so I’ll take this court of red now. So this is different than that to that I just used but my result is going to be very similar. Let’s put red this time. I’ll just put it right on that green I’ll grab some white The opposite colors red and green are are or I should just say opposing coat Are going to get darker so I’ve got kind of a darkening effect That’s gonna make it look nice and shadowy and then as it mixes I just put white in my brush so that I’m simultaneously adding the white. I’m getting that light reflection color at the same time that I mix the red and green so the red kind of goes away mixes in with the green and Gives me this nice reflection color and that reflection color is gonna make a lot more sense Once it’s reflecting something Right now, it’s just kind of pointing towards empty unpainted space Okay, so in here I want to do the same system but Less intense, so I want to just have a greater green. So the first thing I’ll do is instead of using this vivid Phthalo green I’m gonna just add yellow to be because the yellow green is very good for darker greens But it does not make the same vivid bright green. That’s just getting a green pigment So yellow and green. Here we go. No one blue. I’m sorry. Not yellow yellow. No one green would be very intense Now I’m gonna add a lot of blue because I don’t want this to be a green green I want it to still be a blue Now I just want it to be less intense than the paint that it’s next to So now I’m adding the white to it to get it to look similar in Intensity to this one And I’m going to pull some of that over To the spot because I don’t have much space to work with here and I want to start Turning this water transparent a little bit sooner. So some of these bright green areas. I’m just going to change those To this less intense green that I’ve got going here yellow little and white Okay, so we’ll put that in here Now I’m gonna be pretty messy in here as long as my brush strokes are just moving this direction just Consciousness of the direction that is the number one thing when you’re doing water whether it’s water across the surface or water in this wave Consciousness of the direction the strokes create a texture and the texture is is a very big influence on You know what what we perceive is as water Okay, so now I did the same thing to the right of this one and that one I’m gonna put more I Got to make it even greater so I can do that by adding the opposite color, which would be red Or I can just do it by adding black and white. We haven’t done black and white yet So let’s just do that for fun oh, yeah, I’m way number three would be adding Brown which would be like out in black and white so How about let’s talk and let’s go yellow And blue let’s get our green Now this is going to make a very yellow green which may got one because I got to start moving at torque orange right here And so now I think I’m gonna just put black and white Because I’ve got to make it light enough here And then I’m going to make sure that that color Blends into this color. I want I want a gradual change Right here I’m running out of space but as long as I get to that orange color by the end of the picture It’ll be good. You know, sometimes all I need is just a little little tiny spot Of that finish, you know to let the imagination do the rest Okay, so I’m putting mine Greater and yellow or green in here? And the next how about I just do black and white on this one? So this is going to get even thinner now Now the light is shining through it I think it always needs to have I probably don’t want to go true gray because these are not complete opposite others so that the gray would be when I’m when I have You know colors mixing with each other That are completely opposite and these are not so so as I’m moving toward yellow. I probably want to just Make this the greatest color, but then still adil a little bit of my orange sky in there So so maybe instead of black right? Maybe I should be using brown Okay But you know either way if you mix the gray with this green, it’s been a little bit Kate’s and I’m mixing that and I’ve got to add lots of white This all needs to be getting a brighter and closer to the sky color And so I’m really going the right direction. This gradient is is going really well. But here’s the problem is I’m just running out of canvas. And so I need to hurry up And get this color turned into the orange. So orange has got to be my next color and what I’ll do is just kind of blend all these colors together so that it maybe Hits this transition a little bit sooner you can you can see it started to form You can see that great color starting to look like orange light being visible on The other side of that way, so I’ll do that right now red and yellow now, we’re just going Orange to finish off the way Red yellow and white and if you have orange then you can get orange premix way easier and then using a red yellow mix So you are orange here add some white because when it hits all of these colors, it’s going to get darker and you know, I just always Have to be conscious of the brightness of the darkness of it Of each element of my picture as I’m getting the color. I kind of think of color as That where it is on the rainbow first red orange yellow green blue violet I get it there first and then Darken it or lighten it there. That’s that’s my workflow for color Okay, I’ve got some good chance parents and going here I’m going to add a little bit more White to this and make sure that it’s not I don’t want it to be brighter than this guy. That’s not gonna look right It’s not gonna look right if I go brighter than this guy So here’s a good trick, you know when When light shines through water you can do this if you want to you can leave it out Your painting will still look great, but when light shines through water The edges of that water will will send the light a different direction and the effect is a shadow around the edge So I just put water in my brush. That’s all I did a little bit of water so that I can manipulate this further It’s still a nice dark color in comparison to the sky so watch I’m just gonna make a real What’s the right word maybe squirmy edge just kind of Making it go all over like just imagining water getting stretched Department Yeah, I wouldn’t want to put too much thought into the exact shape I’m just zigzag in the line all over so that it maybe looks like just the ends of a lot of little bits of water Shooting out off the end of this way and what’s going to make that look like water even more is when I come in here and Put the brighter color coming all the way up to that edge but then Not all the way over it. So let’s make some bright orange where we’re going to see the sky Sky coming through this way red yellow Okay, is anybody Making good progress on a painting up there. I’m curious. I don’t see no comment in a while. Yeah. So, uh Let me know how progress is if you if you’re painting along or if you’ve stopped just to watch it again I know that I love things up with tons of information. So That’s fine. If you’re just doing that Okay. I’ve got more I’m hard to paint in Yes, it is is hardly Good inside. Yep. I’m not doing it Imagine if I was trying to comment back while I’m trying to do this, yeah, that’s why I do time Okay, so I mix this color in here, even if this was completely dry, I could just use water to do this effect What real real water not the water in my painting? So I can just blend this right up to this edge just little dots of paint They come close but don’t destroy my Edge here and what I want to do is just make sure that I put enough orange So it’s starting to get real muddied up by that by that color I have so red and yellow a little bit of white And I can just reload that as many times as I need to but what I want to do is bring it right up to this edge With and then maintain that so that it has the effect Of the edge of that water stopping the light This is what we always see is that The outward edge of the water stopping light and then you can even make layers to it so I kind of put the paint there and this was just this was a little happy accident here is bob ross would’ve said I Created another edge and kind of have this overlap. So now I can just use that one. So I’ll put more orange on here Yeah Red yellow white This is where I really want to see through that way So I’m not gonna be afraid to put a lot of my orange on there now I’ll bring that up to this edge and I’m making a new edge So that it kind of looks like I’ve got my different layers of my drops of water flinging out off the end of this way Okay, but as I said before we don’t want to get too obsessed with detail on this one that’s detail work that you can have fun with If you’re experimenting with with all these techniques later You can have fun with that one so here I’ve got the transparency that I’m looking for and It’s time to maybe add a little bit more reflection to that wave. And so I don’t know. Maybe I’ll do the reflection I’m thinking if I want to do it now or if I want to do it after I get The white water added. I think what I should do is add the dilute so I’ve got this. Okay, I change my mind Thinking out loud. I’m gonna slow down and try not to try not to Leave everybody behind Dave I’ve got this gradient that’s going from my my green water to my transparent water And that’s all above the blue but the Blues stays blue. It’s all need water and that all just gets blended up into this So I don’t need to do any of that work to all my darker blue here. So I’m gonna put The stark blue right here And this is out of the can now this is the glue right out of them that Can and it gets quite a bit darker when it dries goes on lighter And then that’s just going to blend with this It’s going to get kind of a greenish color where it blends which is great because that’s the natural effect That water has on light too. So We’re just going to make brushstrokes in the direction of those initial sketched strokes That’ll be enough now again, even if this paint was dry and not blendable as long as I came back with whatever colors I was a mixing and Just kept all my brushstrokes in the directions of those initial guides Then it’s going to turn out. Alright, it’s gonna be good I’m going to take a couple more of these Spots that are less blended and just pull the bright color down into the dark color dark coming up into the light one And I can keep going back and forth and back and forth that I can grab some of this orange Put it down here kind of a oval shape. It’ll start to look like a more detailed piece if I really try to take time to put some spots then maybe if I make more than one spot try to try to Connect them together in a couple areas. Maybe these two come and connect together And it looks real watery when you have that look of edges Coming together and then trying to round all of your edges avoiding things that look like they kind of corners Makes it look a lot more watery But in this painting I want to move quick get through. It just have the impression because sometimes imagination does a better job than what my Hand can do Now I’m going to put reflection on it. So Same thing. I’m just gonna mix red blue and white And I could use that phthalo green with the red as well but I like the way that red blue and white came out and so Was the base of my painting has a pallet? Color first Lightness next I Get this nice Violet and I’m just going to be careful to make all of my strokes in The same direction that I’ve been going into I think it looks good If I try to keep them on the dark area see these dark areas I’m gonna try to keep those along these dark areas water has a way of kind of making What’s under the water? And Kind of mirroring shapes of what’s under it with what’s above it because they’re both affected by the shape of the water. So so this Creates that affects it by it If I put this on if I kind of keep it along one one color on the darker colors Something that I found that adds a nice effect to my picture. I’m actually not sure how how lifelike that Is I just like the way it looks you know? So let’s put a bunch of this reflection color in here We want less and less reflection as we move this we want this to be darker So I don’t want to super load this up with that reflection color. This is enough Okay, that’s enough then. We’ll put more on here as As we progress in the painting okay time to do some splashing white by the Way I’m going to do that is I just really want to have these colors dialed in and So I’ll start I’ll start with this brush then I’m gonna move to this bigger brush that I mentioned and to get get my my splattering my spray look by dabbing this bigger brush, but first I’m just going to put my my foam color in here Where it’s shadowed is where it’s going to be the most blue I want to explain this before I do it because I feel like I have my thoughts more collected when I’m not So This is the color of the water And as it reflects the sky it turns toward this more gray violence, right? so we want wherever it’s the most reflective to the sky and the least transparent which is When you have all those millions of little water drops, it’s tons of the outside reflection on the sky So that’s where it’s going to be the most this gray or color But where it’s under the way that’s not going to have as much of that light so if you really want to dial in this effect of the Spray being lit up Then we want to have bluer light under the wave in much more gray violet light On top that’s moving toward yellow as it gets Friday. Now. I’m going to show you how to execute that. Okay. What? Everybody knows that White water is white. So that’s the easy first step or just put that in there And then I know that I want this to be blue. So I’m gonna go blue and white right in here so so I’m making this just inside of that first oval that I drew and just put it right in that first bowl and That happens because when it waves tumbling, it’s like a hamster wheel It’s that’s pulling up all the white water that tumbles and pulling it back up inside of the wave So it’s just trapped in here spinning around like a washing machine I’m gonna put blue in here and that’s gonna be my color for right up under this way. And then I’m gonna add Red to it because red and blue make a nice shadow ready and let’s do both of those So a big cloud of white water has a shadow just like a cloud in the sky Same thing and I very commonly just use red and blue to make shadows on water So red and blue mix make this nice gray violet And I’m just going to put a shadow on the base of this rolling blob of white water. It’s just a red and blue mix Just goes right at the bottom and I’m leaving less of it as I go higher Into this into this spinning and it looks like I want a little heavy on the red So I’ll add a little bit more people we’re doing yeah Now well, I have that color I might as well just take some of it and Put some reflection on here. So right up here by that line, you know Maybe you’ve got some green in here. You can take that same color. Just make some little brush strokes and pull reflection right from that Cloud of spinning water and just put it right on the way while you’ve got the brush in that coat But you can also wait till later and remix it and put it on. There’s I don’t want to Bog anybody down with too much too much taxes at the same time okay, so I’ve got my reflection of my water. I’ve got this this spinning white water here. Okay. Now as it comes out here into the light This is where I want to start using more red less blue So we’re still gonna do a violet But this is gonna start getting more red from the sky And so since you know, I’m not gonna I’m not gonna overtalk the details of why this happens I’m just gonna add more white. But this time I’m just not adding as much blue because it’s not under that wave just doesn’t have as much of the blue light in there. So Red, there’s still blue in it Because my brush is filled with blue It still is the blue water It’s just less of it because it’s in all of just just being hit by all of this light from the sky So look at this this attractive gradient now Where it’s going from this bluer color to this? this more light pinkish Hue as it’s moving into the light And so that has a very illuminated natural look just by using that that color gradation Okay the next color I’m going to use After I’ve done my I’ve gone heavier on the red and it’s definitely more white So the next time I add white I’m gonna use Brown so remember brown is my gray orange So orange mixing with all these colors of grey orange and it’s everything’s moving toward yellow getting brighter so if I just use Brown that makes the effect and So those colors that you see in this one that’s finished up here those redder colors in that white water Are done by using Brown and my brightest areas and so I wouldn’t want to go this intense with all of that I don’t want it to look like this because that would be too much like the sky It wouldn’t look like this big blue wave anymore So I just use a little bit of brown to get it to have that effect. So White And this is probably a good time for me to switch to the bigger brush I Just move that Just okay. So if you really want to get it good if you really want to get a good effect You know splashing water then you really got to destroy a brush. So this is my of the two that I brought This is the cheaper Menu, look at these subjects that I’ve got my Purdy and my woofster, sorry booster, but you are not as good of a brush That’s pretty and so I’m gonna destroy that one And this is one way to do it you just you know, you could just jam it on something is sometimes it helps it sweat Something that I’m not gonna do here in a Tod studio. It’s spinning like, you know, Holly Do you know like you’re trying to make a fire like that? It’s gonna Fling all over all these nice screens and decorations Yeah, so you can just jam that brush into something and it just really flare it out And that’s really gonna help me To have good-looking whitewater. Okay. So now I’m brushing like this is really ideal for this effect. Let’s get some brow Okay, a little bit of brown It’s more round than I need and then I’m gonna grab some white and I’m just gonna dab this Let’s get the excess out I got got a lot in there Now be creative with whatever tools you want to use, you know, this is just this is just what I had To get this splatter effects with this whitewater I’m gonna try to make different Different shapes. I don’t want to just make it a circle. You know it helps if you make some separate shapes and You know avoid making everything circular so my paint dried here a little bit And I lost some of my I really liked that gradient. So I’m just gonna make it again But I’m gonna do it with this brush instead so I had blue and white So let’s put some glue in here Let’s put some more whites. And then that color just got redder as it moved toward the brown So I’m just gonna dab this to mix it. Then I’m gonna get a little bit of red and I’m gonna dab that into the area in between the brown and the blue I guess that’s kind of another way to think about. This is just the red goes in between the brown and the blue This is what makes mine my white water. Look You’ll naturally illuminated Just do a bunch of dabbing it does look a business it came out very round. I don’t love how rounded that came out Definitely I can fix it with a little brush Okay. Now I want pure white where this goes up into the sky I definitely want to see just some right pure white here. So I’m gonna rinse that paint out of this brush Get the excess out of it it doesn’t have to be completely clean. I’m gonna tell you why I don’t use a fan brush I don’t want to shoot anybody down you might be able to get awesome effects at the fan brush But they’re just right along a straight line So so it’s just hard you get You get that one shape over and over and over and so it was always hard for me to get the random look of What I get with a brush that’s got more evenly distributed bristles But maybe you can do some things that I can’t with with the fan brush So I say try it I say just try the experiment if it works then great You’ll have something to teach me but I just was never able to get the eating distribution So I like to use these big brushes now. I’m going to go to my pure white And we’re gonna just blast this up in the air and when I have that last little bright highlight Then that’s where this you know, that’s when I really feel like this gradient pays off it’s when I have this This bright highlight to finish it, right? Here so now we need one more thing on this wave we need I’ve got my splash and water coming down here Now what I want to see is that white water tumbling over the top a little bit as well So I’m going to take these same colors Okay, so okay very good If you ruin the fan brush, just like I ruined this brush then you get some really cool results. Very good. Very good. Thank you okay, if I had one I would try it out to try that right now, but I just don’t have a Collection of brushes but I always felt like it’s more satisfying to see other artists Develop techniques and just make use of this is the research that I you know that I’ve done so, so thank you for that It’s better more satisfying for me to see you come up with that Okay Now I want to take this phone and move it across some of the tide I want to go all the way up in here because I I like the look up just like that smooth water coming over the top and so I’m gonna get my white mix I’m going back and forth right now. I think what I’m going to do is use mine on ruined larger brush Let’s get each one with dr. D. Where’d I put that thing? Okay, how many is this one and you can see that it’s got this, you know much batter and I can’t get the same effects with this brush That I can get with this one you can see this is a very tiny end and so when I go in here and try to Do big blobs of paint? It doesn’t do nearly as well much like this so Let’s take this white And just go right across this top and then I’m going to add I’m gonna go less and less as it comes this way And I’m gonna add these colors into it. So I’m gonna put the shadow under there. That was my red and blue So, let’s make a little bit of red and blue I Can also just put it right into your hand. Let’s just do red and put it up here just Put the color right where you want it to go This is how you make the make it all look three-dimensional is by giving a shadow to this white water So conveniently, I’ve got more red right here, you know Where there’s less white water. I just make it more red So it looks like a little more light coming through it down in here It’s it’s in more of a shadow as its curling down coming across this white water here And so I’ll just leave that how it is I did a little more blue here a little more red, but as long as I just have that red and blue Near that that lower portion of it and then I’ll again be conscious of the direction of my brush strokes Like that now I’ve got some of that white water tumbling over here and then if you want to add some more detail to that, there’s no Harmon starting to add some of your Some of these colors that were in in that big curling wave I can add those in here Where it’s getting less and less of the white water And so I can add the way color that gradually disappears as it moves over here So now it looks like it’s gradually getting more foamy just by adding those wave colors into this This edge right here All right, cool, I’m very satisfied with that I like the way that looks okay now I’m gonna leave this you guys let me back up and answer any comments that come in anything that we’re seeing late Just leave those comments. We’ll come back look at them and I’m gonna start doing This water down here. Now. This is nothing that I haven’t done in So many videos already. I’m just going to put my dark blue Base here put a little green in it. Then put a bunch of reflection over the top of it And I’m going to keep my strokes horizontal in order to make this look like, you know a Water that’s laying flat. The direction of the brush strokes is the key element So let me try to make Sure, I don’t have too much white on this I’m just trying to get some of this white off my candidates that they think though Make the color lighter than I want it to be Alright, let’s go blow with my big brush. We’re just going to put a whole bunch of the living here There let’s use that too because it was nice how this heavy pigment covered that Heard that really well, and actually I’m gonna go ahead and add black to this point. This is the darkest water and You know, we’ve all seen in The evening when you look at the deeper water, you might see a little bit of light coming away. This is highly exaggerated and Well, no talk is gonna walk over to look at that light that just went out and then he’s gonna see the paint Okay, I Really feel nervous about the pink that’s on the floor would It’ll clean up. I promise The next video is going to be how to clean paint drips off of the hard work for we’re gonna do it YouTube leo It’s gonna be great. Okay All right, I’m just putting lots of blue let’s that black because we want that to be real shadowy water I Think anymore I Love doing this with tubes Just a squirt of right on to the surface You know what? I love about it is how it just stays there? You have this big goober of paint and then you can just smear it out. I Think it’d be really fun to do one of those trowel knife paintings or you just smear the paint with the trowel knife Okay now black and This brush, you know, you can see it leaving all these streaks. So this is where it is smaller brush with finer bristles it’s probably better if I’m trying to get You know if either if I want a little bit finer looking Wave details but this big brush is going to get that color on there for me nice and fast Put this up here All right, cool So at your own pace, you can do a very small area done like this if you want to go wet-on-wet You know, if you’ve seen my videos wet on wet land on dry doing waves I’m gonna do wet on wet here because I just really loaded this paint on and it’s going to be pretty easy to get some Reflection color on this while it’s still wet What I’m going to do with the smaller brush because that big ones leaving a lot of lot of streaks so let’s grab this guy a Quick rinse I Want to use the salt show it sure there’s a paint rack That’s Todd’s company show it I’m using his company shirt as my paint way I know Okay, let’s put some red And white to cross this way I’m just doing horizontal stroke, so I don’t want to get into a big long intensive study on the shapes of waves All I’m going to do is just make sure that every brush stroke is very consistently horizontal and then when it gets near this way It’s just going to start bending them up in the direction of those initial lines that I made so remember just like I said before the direction of the brush strokes is Can be a real deal breaker on a on a water painting, you know in other words I think it can be the thing that makes the painting great is how well How well? The how consistent the angles of those brush strokes are and how well they resemble water because of that so we’re just doing a bunch of horizontal lines across this I Feel like I just have a position of my arm and wrist that I memorize in order to get that The angles to be consistent a lot of times I feel like I’m painting more with my body than I am with my mind just by having kind of systems For doing things All right, I’m debating whether to put a little more red in there right now. Yeah, let’s put a little more red Mix it in right here. Let’s put some more white. We’ve got lots of reflection in here Okay now I’m just making more of those Horizontal lines and you can see me starting to bend them up a little bit as I come this way And I’m going to put a lot of that reflection color under this white water. So it’s mixing with the blue It’s real red here, but I’m not gonna leave it that way. I’ll let it mix with some blue And just bring it right up under this big cloud of white water Right there But I do like that somewhat unmixed look of this painting this is something like I just don’t do quite as often is that Less we find ellipse and have a good good movement to it Let’s feel Okay, now if I want a few waves that are bouncing up into the light I’ve already established What makes what makes it look like there’s light in that way so All I have to do Is just put a little bit of that phthalo green So let’s grab a little bit of this Put it right in there. I’m gonna wipe the excess paint on it my first year And Then we get a tiny bit of white just enough to lighten it house. It’s turning greener This lighter green your color is just gonna go anywhere now. I have to tell you I I have noticed that and You’re going to notice as we do this as you use this green as a highlight that Yeah, it doesn’t come out on-camera this dark turquoise color of blue and green mixing that You know This is technology that in my opinion needs improvements as the primary blue and green on computer screens TV screens across the board Don’t reproduce deep turquoise color. They only reproduce it Well, if it’s bright, so when you get to these darker highlights, you may not see them very well on my painting But if you do it yourself you add your turquoise to your blue and mix it with white You’re probably going to see a more intense turquoise You know, the green of the blue are plenty bright on all the video screens, but I’m giving you this For context just you know, so that so that you can understand when you’re watching these videos that wherever you’re seeing a deep turquoise It’s probably brighter When you’re looking at it in person And I try to have a bit brighter, you know Hopefully that’s a good thing and in your painting you’ll be pleased with the results you’re able to get So now watch this I can I could take my blue and make little slashes again I want to keep them nice and horizontal little slashes across my Cause my picture And so now instead of painting reflection on top my water I’m painting water on top of my reflection you can do it either way Got little bits of that dark water just showing through This reflected area then I’m going to put maybe a couple more Dark rocks some objects in here Because I want something that this white waters really splashing against this this is missing its shadow to here Let’s put a little bit of shadow on my water. So you remember the white water? The white was? Blue and brown with red in the middle that those were the colors that I’ve used so you can do that here If I need to because this is dry. I can’t just blend my colors again. So I’m gonna do is reapply my white I’m gonna put my Put my blue In here and then I’m gonna have My shirt get rid of my excess paint, oh, I like that color I’m just gonna go ahead and put that up in there Okay, then red as it’s moving toward the brown that’s more in the light here yeah and Actually down here at the base of this I’m not gonna put the brown so Enough of the brown was left behind right here I’m not gonna do it, but it’s good to know if I did need to do it. That’s you know, I know my system And I can just we produce it whenever I need to So now I want to put a shadow. So all I’m gonna do is make a higher amount of the red and blue My blue my red This is a nice shadow for anything. That’s a cloud of water Whether in the sky or on the ground, whether it’s spray or just mist Red and blue make a really nice shadow color before then I’ll just use these brush strokes in the direction of the wave to Make this feel a little bit more finished This Need to grab a little more of that blue Do the same technique where I’m putting the faces of the waves across this reflection area Now I’ll show you that again let’s put white and red, let’s make reflection to this white water I Find myself running out of paint quite often quite often And Then halfway, you know, but I just have to get over that and Put more paint on do it again. So here I’ve got my reflection color You can see that it’s it’s a little bit darker and grayer than these bright colors. So that looks real good on this dark water Then I can just put the faces of waves right across that. So here’s kind of a Unfinished looking spot. Let’s put away their way there make sure that they kind of Swoop in the direction of the way put some real tiny ones less and less as it gets further away Less and less here One thing I didn’t mention I do forget Forget sometimes dimension to small details that are making something come together and one of those is making the waves Smaller and fewer as you get more distance on the water Okay, so here we’ve done some real dark blue Blue and then wherever I have those big dark blue areas, that’s a great spot to put my bright green Somebody got whites and these spots here will be these glowing waves There we go, okay now Now I have that. I think I want to put some rocks and all I’m doing right now is Wherever I see things that look a little bit overly blobby. I’ll come back in and make sure that I’ve got these horizontal brush strokes Keeping my water looking like water if it gets to to up and down it will cease to look like water so even if it ruins salt that said, you know I feel like I kind of lost some of my shapes in the process of doing that but I would rather that I Would rather have to redo some of those shapes than then lose that consistent Horizontal movement of the water Okay now Let’s put a big brown Rock. But this time this one is really close so we’re going to put around around the outside of it and I’m gonna just weave this Weave this Brown rock into that fight Okay, and what I’m going to do is put black in the middle of that Brown firsts in the middle of that is going to be black Okay, now I am right on the verge of finishing this painting so Just remember as you’re following along? this this painting is gonna is gonna continue on for future reference and you’re gonna be able to come back and look and look so Make sure that you tell me I’m gonna I’m gonna really give this some time to play out so any comments that are on the delay, I’m gonna see on there and make sure I get get questions answered or addressed As needed here before I before I stop this project so round on the edge I’m gonna put black in the middle because what that’s gonna do is That Brown just gives the effect of a little bit of that orange sky reflecting off of an otherwise silhouetted Rock The black is not you know, I don’t want that to be the color of my rock. I just want it to be Very low light, you know, this is face of Tori And so I’m using black to just be a silhouette just a shadow and it makes Mike Look how nice it makes my white water. Look it just explodes that way Now, let’s put one right in here. This is fun. Take this color right in the middle of that white water Just put a little dot of it and just blend that right down Blend that bottom advocate edge of it. So the white waters is coming toppling through the rocks there okay, so Here this kind of looks like a beach doesn’t it? Doesn’t that kind of look like a beach? Let’s do that. Let’s make that a beach here lighter brown So this is facing up at the sky So here under the way let’s make it a much grayer ground And then over here It’s gonna be reflecting more sky, so let’s just put a little more ground It was too less up there Less of the blueish recollection as opposed to the left here. That’s cool. That wasn’t in the first one. It’s kind of a fun effect Alright now I want to take this dark color. So here’s my dark black brown mix I’m gonna drop that right down onto this water. So here’s the dark color wherever I have reflection I’m not gonna put it on my blue spots. It’s going where I already have reflection. So I’m putting it on these lighter Pinker spots I’m gonna grab some more of it. Put it here. I’m putting it right under that rock The grab Brown right out of the can just now I’m just gonna put some little Splashes of it here and then I’m gonna take black right out. You can put it right on top of those strokes that I did Black and brown reflection. So this is a fun effect to just get that real high contrast completely dark Reflection makes it look like much more calm water when you when you have vivid reflections Now I’m gonna blend this a little bit.i Stepping back and looking I’m like, whoa, that is a little bit intense So we’ll just try to go over it a few times make it maybe not the white That’s intense There we go then how about some reflection from this let’s do a little more of that so this is much lighter more distance so so this is gonna Make a lighter This is gonna be more like this light violet color as it makes it so so as I get closer I want to see less reflection lower in the picture. So it’s going to go more toward my water color down here and I’m just gonna Add some more of that distant kind of grayish violet To be the reflection behind that this reflection will look better if it’s surrounded by it But other reflections so it doesn’t look like it’s just standing all along here So for that, we just need red and white and then you know, I think this blue is still Still wet enough It’s gonna mix with that make this nice and violet, so let’s just make some horizontal strokes I’m not really trying to make waves here. I’m just making horizontal brushstrokes that Still looks kind of I’m just gonna drag here’s here’s a trick. I’d always do I just dragging the brush as this is starting to get dry, but not all the way dry. I’ll just take a brush. That’s It’s unloaded. It’s not filled with paint and then I just drag it across here something you can try Can lighten the colors But you know what I forgot the last thing this needs is Some sea foam I forgot to put their names that will be the last in here Put the silhouette in this rod, let’s make a couple more rocks on the sand Some little dots of black it’s that nice horizontal line that really makes perspective look like it’s dialed in you know, you don’t want to have To make this look like the base of this rock. I want to be careful to keep To keep the lines nice and horizontal consistent with the water Put a rock in there put a rock in there put this rock going out into the way that’s kind of fun I better stop before I start ruining things. That actually doesn’t look as good but I’m gonna leave Okay seafoam Same thing is my reflection I’m just gonna add blue and red to my wife to get a gray violet and Then I’m gonna make these little sea foam shapes everywhere I just want to make it maybe a little bit lighter a little bit darker than the reflection that’s there because It you know, it’s hard to tell what’s what if I having right next to each other So this is something you use your own artistic discretion on Okay All right. This is the last thing let’s let’s use up its using painted I don’t want to just mix on on top of my painting anymore So I’m going to put white red and blue on this fancy painters pellet Okay See Bob Ross really could have Saved his arms by not burning up his energy using that big old pallet. He couldn’t just use this little lid Okay Red blue and white So dewfall, what I want to do is make okay Think of lots of shapes tan and stretched apart like bubblegum You got to have strands in between so you can make your little blobby shape just some series of ovals Right, so that kind of makes perspective. You just make this little series of ovals, but try not to leave corners Try not to leave a lot of corners on that You know, I’m just kind of making a bunch of roundish little shapes. But then what I’m going to do is make a strand Going from that making it out of more little dots and lines and I’m going to make that go into another suit Okay. Now I’ve got another shape here All right. Now I’m gonna do is make a strand from that shape. Okay. So here’s a little area coming off. Let’s go Other little shapes using just little horizontal lines. Well zigzag it this way. It’s exactly this way and what we’re doing is making strands that are built out of little shapes and that’s what’s going to resemble foam because I’m Manufacturing this the same the same effect that Happened today got stretched apart. It was in bigger sections and the movement of the water stretched those sections apart I want to make too much of it because I Don’t want to lose my I don’t want to lose my the look of my reflection So I’m just going to do a few of these in here Now remember I can make shapes going up or down in this picture always build them out of horizontal brush movements because an Up-and-down line is is going to be very hard to make it look natural like natural perspective It’s very difficult to have that look but you know up-and-down movement represents a lot by distance Photography of these dark background behind right sides of faces Background our sides and bases ya Know you got things been for putting the gun is perfect This is something I think that I do by habit now sometimes forgetting then I’m doing it because it looks good You know, I remember mentioning as I brought the black up to that I was like, oh and conveniently that kind of makes this white pop out. Well, yeah Definitely a very good strategy and I think that some a lot of people do it much much more consciously maybe more seasoned professionals will consciously put A dark thing behind a light thing And so yeah, definitely the painting you can see benefiting from that because if I had this bright spot Just surrounded by distant background. Then you wouldn’t you wouldn’t have this bright pop on the edge of that wave so yeah, that’s Good lesson in composition from been there Okay, I’m just going to do a few more of these little Squiggles, so the point I want to make with doing this seafoam effect. It’s not just squiggles. You don’t just do squiggles everywhere I I did that if you watch my first how to paint a beach wave Video which has all these views on it now What funny thing cuz you know You just wish so much If you go back to those videos with all the views and make them completely up to par with your current ability but it’s not the way the world works but I Just made squiggles on that one and you can go and watch and see what that looks like. This is a much better strategy Build your squiggles out of small oval Horizontal shapes, so here’s a big squiggle But I’m building it out of these many shapes and I’m really scrunching these zigzags Together if I want it to look like it’s in perspective Bigger shapes built out of small shapes and in strands that connects them together So here this looks like you know, here’s a bigger a bigger area. This may be some seafoam So then let’s turn this into a strand where they’re getting connected together and let’s just build that of a bunch of tiny little horizontal strokes Then up in here, you know, I feel like you can take a much more impressionistic approach to the seafoam here So here’s something interesting about the seafoam It’s it’s kind of like flat paint versus high gloss paint the foam is not going to have sharp reflections of objects because It’s a very bumpy surface collecting light from all different angles So when I come up under here and and do this color that does not represent the reflection of this rock That’s gonna look like sea foam That is washed up closer to these distant rocks because the color of it is more representative of the entire scene like like Like foam would do so I put a few lines across here. Then I have the edge of the edge of my beach Going across there. I think it’d look good If I put a few across the way – it’s always fun to do a little bit of your darker foam color I had another more blue you see how red that is And So I can put that here Just put a few blobs on it where it seems like it might be tumbling over into the water and that’s gonna dry a little bit darker and Make kind of a silhouette effect For my wave and and what I can do to intensify that because this is kind of dark I could put brighter Brighter colors behind my wave there so that this okay exactly what Ben just said I can Purposely put brighter colors in my way where I want this effect to really shine. So let’s do that right now it was put Some foam on this wave. I’m being mindful of the direction of mine, but my line is here Going down this way Let’s put a little more of that foam going. I don’t know maybe this way So down here. I don’t need to do anything to it. I’ll just leave it there, but then when I get down That’s a great big Patrick right there Okay, when I get up in here this that’s what I was moving toward when I get up in there I’m just gonna put a brighter color behind it so that it stands out even more Not that that doesn’t look fine. But but just like Ben said we can really enhance the picture Make it more dramatic by mixing a bright background color here. So this is our sky color just written in yellow Let’s get the right amount of right in yellow. That’s a little bit heavy on the red I’m keeping this rag handy so that any excess paint I just wipe it off real quick get to the color that I want to see Okay, let’s get that nice bright color maybe just tiny bit tiny bit of brown just a little dot in there Oh That’s awesome. Hey, I want to know what I want to know where that is. I want to know where that school is Because I want to say hi So we can we can get a comment from T then uh then I want to say hello to his class and say thank you very much for For taking a look at all of my research. That is the Most satisfying thing makes me so happen. I hope you all become a much better artist tonight Good job T for teaching the class to man. I always have a lot of a lot of respect for teachers, you know, I mean our mom is a teacher and so we have grown up seeing Seeing her work hard for low pay because that’s what you do as it she’s not I said, you know I’m sorry, if I’m calling your pay low I didn’t mean to do that, but but just the the noble cause The purpose being more important than the Paycheck something that I really relate to So here you see me putting this private Hey Walker middle school in salem. Oregon. Thank you so much for watching mira joke videos I hope you continue to do that And if you ever get a chance to leave a comment on one of my videos, I’m gonna be looking for you. Thank you So much Okay, so I’m just gonna put a few more of these brighter colors in here and just make the strokes in the direction of the way Put a few patches in here here because you know wave some thicker and thinner spots as they as they turn and wide and in The big blobs of water shoot out. So just by putting Patches of different colors I can start to get that effect and the more I try to do detailed detailed windy shapes in there the more realistic that might start to look but this is just This is the initial appearance of the effects. Just just have that color in there So now you can see my foam just really popping out right there where it’s blocking the light And that way he’s coming over it like that. I’m gonna put a little bit more Of it because I like to look I like the look of it kind of tumbler so I’m gonna go like this take that spot of foam that I already put red and blue Some white Right here just Just gonna shoot that out over into the light it’s getting much wider as it goes out here Then I’ll just let it get darker and greater as it has it goes under the way it’s liking You can add other little little spots of white water to my weight if I want Okay, how we doing on comments anybody anybody waiting for a response out there cuz I’m getting ready to wrap this up I’m going to put my signature on it And so there’s the last call We’re gonna put a five-minute delay on it finish the wrong kind of five-minute delay So get your last comments in I’m gonna sign this I’m going to look for any little details. You put a little bird line I always think a little bit of life Makes that picture come to life a little bit of life. Go figure, huh? Also, you know if I make this reflection down here a little bit brighter just a little bit brighter So I’m going to say well I’m up in this lighter color I’ll put that down on these lower areas It helps to you know helps this kind of Look like it’s more three-dimensional. This is Colonel Andover and being in more of the shadow Making this foam more bright. Oh And highlights it needs highlights. I need it’s bright color and put a little highlights in the wall. So just like I did Before on the first one. I’m gonna do that again with brown and white So orange sky blue water makes a greyish Violet it’s maybe a grayish Orange. If it’s a bright enough reflection. It’s not turn to violet if it’s enough toward the sky color It’s still orange, but just getting great. So Brown is my color because that is just that color Grayish oranges purple color maybe when you do brown and white, well, I know for sure is that it looks good So let’s put a little bit of it on here Let’s put a little dot a bit there I’m not gonna put it right on my greenest water because I want that to stand out as deep water We’re just gonna put a few little splashes of this brightest reflection color where it’s right under this orange sky Put a little bit right here There’s a reflection There’s some reflection a little bit And then maybe some pure white a little bit of pure white and there to finish it off just don’t charge and as long as these liens state pretty Horizontal then they’ll have the effect of water So if you want to put a bird in their picture look, this is how you make a bird. Okay, they’re like this We want to make you know I’m just gonna make a little letter and just just like you learned in grade school to make a bird Just make a little letter M. But the way I’m gonna do it is I’m gonna stretch it out. I’m going to use my brown just going straight out of my brown can of paint and So I like to do two straighter sections of wing one Two I think birds are my favorite animal, by the way Okay And then the end this is the middle of it like a little beat and then it’s just gonna kind of swoop down And then a little bit up again, maybe like a seagull or a pelican So a little bit bit of an best shape to that downward stroke Puts a little bit of perspective to the wing, you know, it makes it look like it’s fluttering a little bit in the wind Then it’s not good for a bird to be alone. So Let’s put a second bird in there, huh There we go, let’s put a little a little dot in the middle freeze Its body There now there’s two birds enjoying the view they’re enjoying a beautiful sunset and I’m gonna sign my name on there Let’s do that. And what color should I do that it I think white well White’s a common choice for me When it comes to sign in my name Let’s put it right here. I Can excit the bottom is a very hard thing for me, you know, I was never very good at signing my name all together I’ll put it here feels more proper to Put it at the bottom of the picture. I Use the long point of my brush like a pen remember you saying that that’s why did you say my name too? People are gonna laugh at my paintings when I’m dead And say yeah, here’s an alright Peter, but he never did learn to sign his name very well as paintings often Have this awkward messy looking thing. It’s wrong. Okay There we go Why? Can’t tell you guys. Thank you enough for First of all being part of this video. This is largely experimental and I’m really gracious before you get on board and Being part of this group as I’m trying to just make better and better content That’s what the mural Joe King is all about. Just trying to make that all my research available Accessible and you’re helping me do that by by joining an event like this also Thank you. You paid 40 bucks to do it this time, which was a big help to my brother Ben I know that he’s thankful for that. And and so I just I just want to give you a proper Thank you and respect for them for the help and support that you are it’s always very encouraging to me and so, uh, I Think that’s all I have to say. We’re ready to wrap it up. I’ll see you in the next video

36 thoughts on “How To Paint A Crashing Wave At Sunset – Full lesson recorded live!

  1. omg man!!!!u mis the most crazy colors on the canvas and make it look amazing!!!i would be afraid to mix all that straight on the canvas!!!lol

  2. Love watching you work dude. You sound a bit like that guy Deadpools friends with behind the bar! πŸ˜‚ πŸ‘ ☘

  3. Enjoyed that lesson a whole lot Joe! Fabulous Seascape! Love the gifts God gave you and how you've shared them with us all! Cheers ';D

  4. Thank you Joe. You de-mystified breaking waves to some extent. They still seem like complicated shapes , but I guess practice is necessary on my part. I am fascinated by the was you do colour and I appreciate the benefit of your research. You’re a good teacher. My parents were teachers too, so I really appreciate the effort that goes into a lesson sometimes.
    The set up of the background looks sophisticated and classy too. Your camera operator did really well coming in close when needed but going back to give us the wider view.
    Thanks to both of you.

  5. I love how you explain everything. Your videos are my favorite painting videos to watch and I feel that I learn a lot from watching them. I have a few suggestions on video topics that I would love if you cover in the future. Can you show us how you would paint a waterfall (showing both the top & bottom part where the water crashes)? Can you show us how to paint Hot Springs ? Can you show us how to paint crystal clear water versus murky water ? Can you show us how to paint water puddles from a rainy day? Can you show us how to paint a rainy day ? Can you show us how to paint a snowy day ? Can you show us how to paint ice , such as a frozen puddle or frozen river or ice sculpture?

    I'm fascinated by different ways to portray water. I know that you have a lot of videos where you teach us how you paint water but I always enjoy watching more of them. I feel like I learn new things when I see how you paint water in different environments.

    Thank you for all the videos! They have been very helpful! Your teaching style is awesome! πŸ™‚

  6. Thank you for uploading this. This is just gorgeous! Have enjoyed watching you for years, never tire of it. Difficult to express how much you have made painting fun and enjoyable.

  7. Hi Joe. First of all. thank you SO much for sharing all your good advice on how to paint and make things look right. I have had such a pleasure watching your videos AND I have learned A LOT πŸ˜€ … Especially the trick, using purple/violet had me dancing with joy <3. I have a question… how much time do you use on a mural, in general? I know it's hard to say, as walls are different in size, and the paintings different in form of details. But lets say the painting in your daughters room in 2016… how much time did you use on that one ? PS: I love when you talked about hiking with your friends, telling about how you think/study about colors, forms and shapes affecting each other…. I do exactly the same, thinking How would I paint this and this, and what colors would I use, and this would look amazing as a painting…. always thinking in paintings. It's just nice to hear about someone doing the same thing inside their head ;-). Loads of likings, thumbs up and happiness from Denmark

  8. Been watching you for a few years now – LOVE your talent and gracious teachings, Joe! Thank you for all you do for budding artists and all of us that paint and enjoy researching the many versions/viewpoints of other artists. You're a joy to watch and so very talented.

  9. What I want from a teacher, instructor is WHY. You never disappoint. I think you are a great role model for all of us. Thumbs up to your parents. Hope you add this to buy on your website as a download.

  10. Thanks Joe for sharing your talent with us all…and your brothers help, you have influence me to share my talents with others…Thanks.

  11. Best painting videos ever! What we should have learned in art school. First time since Bob Ross I’ve tried to paint along. I’m learning a lot.
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.

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