Wednesday, April 8, 2015

By the sea

Sunrise over the sea, watercolor 38 x 28 cm
This sunrise turned out a little rigid and "plastic". One almost expects to see a few Cupids behind the clouds ;) I was trying to depict that edge of light around the clouds when the sun lights them from the back. I think the light came out well, and my brushes are happy that they finally got to do some work.

By the sea, watercolor sketch
I did this sketch on location a month ago. Isn't it a happy scene?!

10 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Blaga, the sunrise looks very nice and beautiful! Colours impressed me. You do much better than me!! "By the see", looks happy. Ah, our summer has gone, btw. Cheers, Sadami

Catharina Engberg said...

A beautyful sunrise. Not at all plastic. I think it´s lovely. The backlit clowds are so well painted. What yellow did you use?

cathyswatercolors said...

I disagree the painting is great!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Sadami, Catharina and Cathy!
To your question, Catharina, I used Hansa yellow closer to the sun and Indian yellow going away from it. Both are transparent, unlike Cadmium, which is more difficult for smooth washes.

Jane said...

The sunlight is stunning Blaga, and that dark and gloomy sea looks so oily , really perfect ! Love that happy vacation painting looks like an awesome place !

Judy said...

That sunlight behind the clouds is beautiful, Blaga, beautifully painted! And the holiday scene sure is a happy place, wish I was there..... :)

Rita Vaselli said...

Sunset colors perfectly balanced, when everything becomes darker.
Very dramatic and intense the first scene, while second is truly idyllic scene ... Two watercolors powerful for two wonderful moments of a beautiful beach holiday!
Congratulations dear Blaga!

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga: Hermoso efecto del cielo y el mar, esta pintura y una exquisitez los últimos apuntes coloridos. Saludos!!!

Jean Lurssen said...

You captured the light well Blaga!

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