I’m happy to say that I’ve wrapped up the largest oil painting I have done so far. All in all I’m very proud of the way it turned out, as it really helped me stretch and expand as an artist! In the top photo I finished the details in the coral and the two spotted dolphins in the foreground. And in the final photo I added in a plethora of reef fish and bubbles throughout the painting.
This is very close to the original vision that I had in my head before I started. Continue reading to see the initial sketch and the final product!
And the best part is…I did it all with a palette knife!!! Such a blast! 🙂
Thanks for following me as I have been painting this beautiful coral reef! It was cool to see my process advance as I added in the details.
I hope you all have a wonderful July 4th!
Until next time,
let’s bring some color into the world!
As you can see, my large underwater painting is coming along nicely. You can see that most of the sea creatures are done except for the dolphins in the foreground. A lot of the detail in the coral is done also. I just have to come in and do the light and bubbles off of the coral.
I’m still having an absolute blast with this piece. A grandiose project indeed! But I think it will be pretty epic when it is done.
Let me know what you guys think so far!
Part 4 will be a couple more photos up until completion of the project. Thanks for staying tuned so far throughout the painting. Don’t forget to check out my shop for 40% off original art. Only 10 days left!!!
I’ll be back on here next week.
But until then, let’s bring some color into the world!
So my largest painting to date is going pretty good so far. As you can see here, the water and background are largely done, except for the vast coral reef. You can really see the outlines now for all the sea creatures! I painted around them and will finish them last.
I seriously underestimated the scope of this project! I already have about 10+ hours in here, and that is the least of it. All of the animals will take many more hours than that to complete.
But it’s okay, I’m having a blast so far!
Be sure to stay tuned for my next post. The orca, manta ray, and sea turtles should be done by then. I hope whatever project you are working on is going just as well as mine 🙂
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Until next time,
keep bringing some color into the world!