Sunday, March 24, 2013

Colors of the sea

Sea in the sun, watercolor 38 x 28 cm

Sea under the clouds, watercolor 38 x 28 cm

Prussian blue
Yellow ocher
Alizarine crimson
Burnt umber
Mix ingredients with water, spread on paper, add salt to taste and leave flat to dry :)

15 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

The sea is so difficult to paint, these are soooo good.

Lydie said...

Two atmospheres so well painted ! Good job Blaga.

carlos diez said...

Dos paisajes de costa, con las olas rompientes, muy bien ejecutados porque el tema de las olas no es fácil. Enhorabuena!.Un abrazo

Jane said...

Two beautifully painted sea scapes...I specially love the first one which look so realistic with the foam near the beach !

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga. Dos obras magnificas, en especial la primera, ya que el mar es muy dificil de representar y tu has logrado una gran realidad. Felicitaciones y Buena semana!!!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Polly! The sea is difficult to paint from live, because it constantly moves and changes. From photo it is easier, but both are also fun.

Thank you, Lydie!

Gracias, Carlos!

Thank you, Jane! I painted both quite fast and wasn't going for realistic details, but when you put the right values it just comes out that way by itself :)

Gracias, Mercedes!

Beatriz Abel said...

Que hermoso mar, hay mucho más que sal es estas acuarelas, esta el talento de quien lo pintó, bravo!

Blaga said...

Muchas gracias, Beatriz, por tu comentario muy bonito!

Tito said...

Ciao Blaga, two beautiful watercolors, I really like these landscapes and the suggestive atmosphere that you've painted.

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Blaga,I love your seascapes wonderfully dynamic, obtained with extraordinary lightness and finesse of technique.

Blaga said...

Thank you, Tito and Rita! I really enjoyed painting these sea scenes and am glad that managed to paint the two different moods with the same limited palette. Your words are very nice, Rita, although I wish I had the lightness of yours or Tito's techniques :) I'd call this "my healthy dissatisfaction" which should make me develop further.

renate said...

Hello Blaga:) Your paintings are beautiful. The waves are so well done and the colors perfect. I can smell the sea:) Very well done!

Sadami said...

Hi, Blaga,
First of all, congrats on your good work. Not easy to capture waves. I always sketch a sea from live. My tips are 1)watch it closely & patiently = find a pattern 2)choose colours well 3)set dynamic scene.
Light(weather)changes waves's colour.
Best wishes, Sadami

Catharina said...

Love both paintings, you´ve done a great job with them! The blue is great!

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Blaga your bouquet of tulips is spectacular!!!You have paint directly with great skill!
I also often photographing my direct work on the wet, I wondered why I liked it better before than after ...
To this question I have found a possible answer,for me, when I noticed the work of Jane Minter( in her blog that illustrates the various steps of direct techniques) a possible solution.
My new insight is that background that I have the tendency to paint at last, maybe ,as Jane, should be done first and built to that the true subject,on the background, seems a gem in the jewel.
What do you think about?
Happy painting,Rita.