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Ripples and Shadows

Layering of the water continues.

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Shadows and Railings

Rendering ellipses in perspective is often maddening and always time consuming, but I’m pleased with these thus far.

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Balustrades

This afternoon I refined the shape and position of the balustrades, and blocked them in with a dark variation of the same color used for the sand.

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Ocean & Sand

Today I began adding multiple details to the ocean water and refined the color of the sand along the beach.

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Detail of Second Session

The base layer of the beach goes in with a mix of Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Sienna, and a touch of Alizarin Crimson.

This is usually where I start getting scared.

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Detail of First Session

A mix of Ultramarine, White, Payne’s Gray, and a touch of Cadmium Yellow forms the base for the ocean and sky.

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Blocking-In Begins

I typically work from top to bottom, back to front. This piece began with the sky, and then the horizon.

All images © Wesley McPhail, McPhail Fine Art, unless otherwise noted. No images may be copied without permission.  

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Color Palette For My Next Commission

My next commissioned piece will be composed of seven (7) base colors - as shown here.

Color preparation represents about an hour’s worth of work.