Welcome to my art blog. I am a professional
artist/art teacher. Here you can follow my free
art lessons where I give instructions and advice
on how to paint in oils.
Check out my range of How To Oil
Paint books on Amazon & Itunes,
Visit my website (www.howtooilpaint.info) where, with my fellow artist Jo,
we give more great tips on how to paint with oils.
Sand is full of dips and bumps that create shadows and reflect surrounding light. As our main theme is the orange light emanating from the left of our painting, I firstly blocked in the area with a mixture of Yellow Ochre, Red Gold, Lemon and a dot of Cadmium Red. The shadows were then painted lightly over this area with a mixture of Carmine and Ultramarine Blue. With a darker mix, I accentuated some of the deeper shadow areas. I randomly dotted some Indian Red into the brighter areas for colour. Lastly, with my dark purple mix, I dotted and stroked in some lines for sticks and debris.