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Acrylic Seascape Details

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I brought this painting back to life today. Here’s how it looked this morning. 👇

I was going for a simpler look, but it was falling flat. Adding details, using a reference photo made all the difference.

Details I added:

  • Clouds in the sky – I used an acrylic gel medium to thin out the paint and overlay colors for a more transparent look.
  • Sunlight on the ocean
  • More spray in the crashing wave
  • Shadows in the front of the crashing wave – I used an art sponge, to make the shadows in the crashing wave look more natural.
  • An dark line beneath the edge of the foam

Acrylic seascape by Eileen McKenna

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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