In this step-by-step process, I will show you how to paint waves in two different ways: a loose style and a more realistic style.
This course provides a chance for you to move through the creative process, applying textures and colors that express how you feel.
Some of the techniques you will learn in this class include
- Using brushstrokes to paint waves in a loose style
- Creating depth and dimension in your waves
- Painting white foam
- Mixing and painting sand color
- Creating white sparkles in the waves
- Softening edges
- Mixing colors
- Building values
- Negative painting
- Dry brushing
- Using a toothbrush
- Using an X-Acto blade
By the end of this course, you’ll have the basic knowledge and skills to start painting different wave variations.
This course is for beginners or for those who have been painting but would like to learn more about painting specific subject matter.
Let's go make some waves!
As a native of San Diego and graduate of San Diego State University, I have been painting and exhibiting my work for more than 30 years throughout Southern California. The bold lines, fluid shapes, and my color palette are influenced by my father’s paintings and my degree in graphic design.
My work is inspired by the idea of capturing that emotional and visceral response we feel when we see a beautiful but fleeting image—a moment of color, intensity, movement, and expression that stays with us long after.
While known for my representational and abstract work, my love is for portraits, and I have been honored with awards that include Best in Show for Cowboy at the San Dieguito Off Track Gallery and the Logan Award and Golden Award for Maasai Boy at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s 34th International Show.
For over a decade, I have been running workshops and juried watercolor shows in the San Diego area while teaching all levels of watercolor painting at a local community college and in my studio in Encinitas, CA. I find tremendous satisfaction in teaching and love seeing my students, improve, gain confidence, and express themselves through watercolor.