Today I have a tutorial on how to paint highlights on ocean waves from the book Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes: Discover the secrets to painting waves, open seas, and coastal scenes.
Click on this page from Oil & Acrylic: Oceans & Seascapes to enlarge and read how to use two brushes and titanium white paint to create highlights on water to make it sparkle.
More about the Walter Foster book:
Capture breathtaking oceanic scenes in oil and acrylic with Oceans & Seascapes. After being introduced to the basic tools and materials needed to begin painting, artists will learn specific techniques for painting realistic waves, rocky shores, and other seaside elements. Filled with step-by-step projects, this book is essential for any beginning artist who wants to paint beautiful oceans and seascapes.
Martin Clarke is fascinated by water. A native Australian, he
has spent most of that time surfing, swimming, and soaking up his muse:
the ocean. Although Martin came to painting late in life, he is driven
by a constant strive to make each piece his best. When asked where his
inspiration comes from, he talks of the beach on an early summer
morning: “how the surf pounds the sandy shore’s back, how the sun glistens off towering wave faces, and the sea spray catches light, sparkling like diamonds.”
Based in Mandurah, Western Australia, Martin is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Peel Harvey Estuary, and the Dawesville Cut.