In this blog post I will show you my design process I use for creating a painting. I have a 12" x 36" blank canvas ready and waiting and I want to paint a seascape of the coast of Wellington in New Zealand. But before I get into the painting I need to plan it.
I never just start a painting, I've had too many disasters with paintings where I didn't do any prior planning so I always at least do some pencil sketches but very often a colour study too. Colour studies are small paintings in their own right and in this post I will show you my sketching process and a step by step tutorial on painting the small seascape colour study.Read More