Night Wave(sounds like ‘nightmare’ I’ve just realized) is one of the paintings that I felt my spatula moving freely on the canvas surface. That feeling is growing more day by day ^^
Darkness swallows the colors, so I liked the idea that having many different colors’ tones at night and I tried to capture many of them in the darks. I enjoyed those tones, what spatula’s done and details here and there.
There is that big main wave looks like two masses with white and green; and behind those, there are other lines of waves, they are slight.
Here are the steps of the painting, I started with the dark background, where the darkness covers the other wave lines. In the very first step the color layer is thin yet.
The second frame is about setting the background colors and leaving no empty space on the carvas surface.
On the third frame ripples appear and the same thing follows it in the next frame.
Here are some more steps, working more on the green&white wave masses; tones for the dimensional feel and ripples of course. It’s getting darker in the 3rd and 4th steps.
And now maany details:
Left side of the green wave.
Centre, where the green&white meet.
Going to right side on the big wave line as you realized, this is the close up to the white wave, where I like the spatula work the most.
The continuation of the white wave.
Above the wave where you can see spatula’s slight curves, more of it above.
Left down part, oranges(mars orange) are hidden in those tones you see 🙂
Ripples in the middle, such chaos!
And here is its done version, Night Wave, 50×100 cm oil painting on canvas
You can find the painting on my Etsy shop: