I often start and work on more than one painting at a time. It’s nice to have another painting to grab when you’ve reached the point with a painting where the newest layer needs to dry. Sometimes I work on more than one painting from the same reference photo. I’m not trying to create duplicate paintings. I’m giving myself the opportunity to try different things, to learn, to explore.
The paintings above are from the same photo. In one there is a seagull. The crashing part of the wave is slightly different. Even the color of the sky, the detail of the sand. For me it’s not about which one is better. It’s more about what I learned during the painting process.
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4 thoughts on “Two paintings of the same subject”
I really like your watercolors. Painting a realistic seascape in that particular medium isn’t easy.
Thanks so much Samuel!
Both renditions are beautiful, but I do like the version with the seagull and footprints. Your ocean painting is awesome Eileen. It has fun to watch your progression over the last year.
Thanks so much Sharon! It’s funny what a difference the seagull and the upturned sand makes.