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How to paint a Turquoise Wave

I’ve been working on a new wave painting this week “Turquoise Sea”. To show you some of the stages my work goes through I though I would write a short blog post about my process. Here is a time-lapsed video and some photos showing how the oil painting develops over time and how the main turquoise wave element evolves into a finished painting.

Time-lapsed video of my painting process for “Turquoise Sea”
Turquoise Sea painting stage 1

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

Turquoise Sea painting stage 2

Stage 2. I have worked on some more detail particularly on the surf area. Working on some fractal patterns in the foreground

Turquoise Sea painting stage 3

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

Turquoise Sea painting large original oil on canvas wave art for sale online

Stage 4. Adding more detail to the background and foreground and now the painting is finished. It is now sold, however is available as a giclee print found here.

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