Squiggly Waves

I’m currently in the process of using palette knives for depicting waves.

Basically by adding a wash, and then gently scraping the paint off to give the impression of foam.

When it works out, I think it looks great.

But it’s hard to get it right in a whole painting.

And I only get one go at it before it turns wrong.

So this is one of my practice paintings.

Probably in a long series of paintings before I get it right.

But what do you think?

Is the look pleasing to the eye?

I hope you are doing alright, and that you’re having a good day!

6 thoughts on “Squiggly Waves

  1. I have always admired Van Gogh’s use of a palette knife. Not owning one myself, I have tried to copy his paintings with regular brushes and it just cannot be done! I also love to paint the water and sky. Love the gradation of your blues. This post has inspired me to finally purchase a palette knife-Onward, ho!

    1. That’s fantastic, Robyn! The palette knife has become a huge part of my paintings, adding something that I’ve never managed using brushes. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I’ve done πŸ™‚

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