To paint the waves in my waterscapes, I use three different painting techniques – and sometimes all three are included in the same painting! These are also the same techniques I use, with slight variations, to paint those fluffy white clouds in my skies.
My favorite is one that I invented, so it is not surprising it is my favorite, as well as being quite unusual. Here below are the steps I use in that particular technique, to create my painted waves. I am using acrylic paint here, but you can use other mediums. By the way, the other two painting techniques I also like and use frequently can be found here.
My Favorite Technique for Painting Waves
The following steps for this technique combine a glazing method with a sanding method, and use multiple layers repeating these two methods several times. It is a great way to create white clouds in a blue sky as well as white wave caps in blue water.
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