Incoming Tide II

by Carole Elliott
(Australia)

Incoming Tide II

Incoming Tide II

I have been a pastel artist for 20 years, having already tried watercolour.


About 15 years ago my brother who is also an artist, convinced me to try acrylics. I found it almost impossible to use a paintbrush and couldn't get the same results as pastel, particularly in regard to blending.

I have recently discovered Atelier Interactive and am in love with them!

I have always loved painting water and the beach, so when I found Mark's tutorials on Youtube and his episode on CIYL, I had to give acrylics another go. This is my fourth acrylic painting and I am really happy with it :)

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Nov 01, 2015
Thank you Linda :) NEW
by: Carole Elliott

I find water very calming and spend many hours walking along the beach. I find it extremely challenging to be able to capture it in a painting so your comment makes me very happy. Thank you :)

Nov 01, 2015
I want to put my toes in it! NEW
by: Linda

You captured all the qualities of the water perfectly! Very well done!

Sep 25, 2015
Thank you Anonymous NEW
by: Carole Elliott

Thank you for your comments Anon.
I am by no means an expert but my love is painting water and I practice until I am satisfied with the result. The way Mark has broken down this technique has really helped me to understand what I have been trying to achieve.
I am more than happy for you to follow my posts :)
Happy painting!

Sep 25, 2015
Incoming Tide
by: Anonymous

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Aug 19, 2015
Reply to Lulu (2)
by: Anonymous

Hi Lulu
I forgot to add the link to my Facebook Artist page for you in my reply :

https://www.facebook.com/carole.elliott7.artist?ref=hl

Thanks again,
Carole :)

Aug 19, 2015
Thank you Lulu
by: Carole Elliott

Thank you for such a great comment Lulu.
In reply to your question "how did I paint the top bit" I'm afraid it was a lot of trial and error. I watched Mark's videos, especially the one about how to break it down into the different elements and that helped me a LOT. http://www.explore-acrylic-painting.com/how-to-paint-water.html. Also his lesson on gradations http://www.explore-acrylic-painting.com/gradation.html.
With this painting, because the water was a bit deeper at the very top of the painting and I couldn't see the substrate as much, I did a gradation from blue through to the sand. The sand colour then came through with the reflections (if that makes sense). As I said, it was all trial and error but I am very happy with the results.
Good luck with your painting and just have fun :)

Aug 19, 2015
PS
by: Lulu

I had a senior moment and meant Mark, not James!! I just read another post about someone watching James' video and it got stuck in my head. I have actually only watched Mark's.

Aug 19, 2015
I want to paint like you!
by: Lulu

Hi Carole, I really love this piece and it is my idyll to paint something similar to what you have done here. In the NGV in Melbourne there hangs one of my favourite paintings by an Aboriginal Artist whose name alludes me. She has painted a shallow creek bed with similar colours to yours and you can see the fish swimming below the surface. It is totally realistic and I just want to dip my foot in, like I do with yours.

I have watched James' videos on how to paint water but I am still trying to work out how you paint the top half of your scene here. Did you put the base of the sandy floor on first and then use a dry brush to put the blue colour of water over it? Or paint the blue and dab in the orange tones afterwards?

I am very envious of your talent and would love to see more of your work.

Best wishes for your future acrylic career
Lulu


Mar 11, 2015
To anonymous from Quebec
by: Carole Elliott

Thank you so much for your comment. I am originally from the UK and experienced growing up in the snow, which was wonderful. However, I have to admit living near the beach in a sunny climate is pretty fantastic!!
I hope my little bit of beachy art can help you get through the cold weather :)

Mar 11, 2015
from Québec and the snow!!
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone and specially Carole.
Your painting makes me dreaming. And for a good reason: here in Montreal (Québec, Canada), we still have a lot of snow and this winter was particulary long and cold. I envy all of you so much, guys, leaving near the ocean!

Carole, your painting is so beautifull.
(Please excuse my bad English: I am a French-speaking Canadian).

Feb 15, 2015
Reply to 'Beautiful'
by: Carole Elliott

Thank you anonymous!
I'm glad my painting has had that kind of effect on you :)

Feb 15, 2015
Beautiful
by: Anonymous

I just want to run down and stick my toes in the water!

Nov 20, 2014
Thank you
by: Carole

Thank you for your lovely comments! I'm glad my painting helped you deal with your daily stresses :)

Nov 20, 2014
Great painting
by: Jim

I agree with Jane's comments. Well done Carole.Caunch

Nov 20, 2014
Lovely!
by: Jane (from UK)

This is really a lovely painting - the warmth of the beach and the clear water is so very inviting.

After a hectic and somewhat stressful morning a few minutes looking at this painting made me feel much calmer and at peace!

Thanks for sharing.

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