Acrylic Seascape Details

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Acrylic seascape by Eileen McKenna
Brought this one back to life today. Here’s how it looked this morning. 👇

Adding details, using a reference photo made all the difference. Originally I was going for a simpler look, but it was falling flat. I really like using acrylic gel medium to thin out the paint and overlay colors, like for the clouds. I also used an art sponge, to make the shadows in the crashing wave look more natural.
Art sponge makes more natural looking shadows when painting waves
I’m happy with today’s progress. 🙂

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

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