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How to Paint a Simple Seascape - Learning to Paint

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The first thing you should do with your seascape painting is to sketch an outline of the composition onto the paper or canvas. A seascape painting is usually more interesting if the horizon is not placed in the center of the scene. This means that either the sky or water will take up more space.

Let’s say that you are painting a cloudy day scene where the mood is windy and rough. You have already sketched the main subjects onto your canvas and placed the horizon line. Now use a soft large brush and brush a wash or thinned layer of blue with purple to darken it onto the sky area. While the paint is still wet add a touch of red to the top portion of the sky to darken it even more.

When the sky has dried, use white with a touch of the blue, purple and red added to it and start the clouds. When you paint the clouds remember that you want them to look large and stormy. To do this, paint them using large circular motions and leave spaces where the sky shows through. Your clouds should extend low to give the impression of depth. Take some of them beneath the drawn horizon line. To soften the top edges of the clouds, you can use a wadded paper towel, sponge or your brush.

Now you will add another layer of clouds. This layer will be either darker or lighter than the first. You just want to make them different so they look like a separate layer. Apply the second layer in the same manner as the first but make sure that you let parts of the sky and parts of the first layer show through. Your sky is now done.

Since you are painting a windy, storm scene don’t be too worried about keeping the horizon water line too straight. Just take your water color and using horizontal strokes, paint in the sea. A good color to use is ultramarine blue with hookers green. You should stay away from using straight blue. In this example we will paint the water in all the way to the bottom of the canvas. As you work your way forward or downward loosen and let the waves show with your strokes. The water will be lighter in the rear and darken as you come forward. Add some green and purple and even brown to darken the water as you come forward.

To accent the swells and water movement, use the brush edge and add lighter color along some of the waves. As you move forward, the waves will become larger and more visible. Add a few dabs of white to indicate splashes. If you want a particular wave to really sparkle and stand out add some yellow to the top part of the wave. The yellow will make it look transparent.

Abstract Paintings with Italian Artist

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Collecting paintings is one of the most hobby of collectors, nowadays. Particularly, collecting abstract paintings is loved and Mario Zampedroni is artist who is well-known on the world about this field. Attended Castello Sforzesco’s High School of Art in Milan, were he followed drawing and painting courses and distinguished himself being awarded many prizes. Until the end of 1970s he took part in painting competitions and won six times. He graduated in Graphics and advertising and studied architecture at Polytechnic in Milan. But first of all, let’s talk about abstract paintings.

Abstract paintings are unique and the most creative style of the paintings. Abstract Oil paintings have been the privilege of the people with high artistic sense. Abstract art paintings can be defined as an art that uses color and form in a non-representational way and it does not depict objects in the natural world. Abstract paintings were often claimed to capture something of the depicted objects’ immutable intrinsic qualities rather than its external appearance.

Abstract painters have the highest artistic sense.There have been many famous abstract painters. Their abstract art work has been greatly appreciated. Most of these abstract painters have produced their Abstract oil paintings on canvas. Picass is one of the most famous abstract painter. His abstract paintings are amongst the most popular abstract art paintings.Picass abstract paintings have earned him worldwide recognition.

Abstract art has deep roots in history. Non-objective art is not an invention of the twentieth century. As the depiction of human beings is not allowed in the Islamic religion, consequently the Islamic culture developed a high standard of decorative arts. Calligraphy is also a form of non-figurative art. Abstract designs have also existed in western culture in many contexts. However, Abstract art is distinct from pattern-making in design, since it draws on the distinction between decorative art and fine art, in which a painting is an object of thoughtful contemplation in its own right. There are also many large abstract paintings.

Contemporary abstract paintings also represent true form of the abstract art. Modern abstract paintings have successfully attracted the art lovers. Modern abstract oil Paintings are of various wonderful styles. These include abstract expressionist paintings, abstract landscape paintings, abstract still life painting and abstract flower paintings etc. The abstract acrylic art is also getting very popular. The abstract art artists are also reproducing colourful abstract art. Mario Zampedroni is among the contemporary abstract painters who works can be seen today.

The abstract art lovers decorate their homes and offices with these wonderful abstract oil paintings. Cheap abstract art is also available from the abstract art galleries. People can buy the cheap abstract paintings from the abstract art galleries. They can also buy the reproductions of the famous abstract paintings from these abstract art galleries.

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