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Pro Tips On How To Paint A Colorful Theme Park By The Beach

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Step 11: A Beach, Boardwalk, And An Ocean


Next, it’s time to focus on the beach and boardwalk. With the no. 12 rigger brush, wet the beach and ocean area in preparation for the wet-in-wet technique. Then, drop in diluted Yellow Ochre for the beach, working from front to back as you want the paint to fade out towards the back of the beach. Leave the surf white as well to brighten this colorful theme park.

Add a shadow under the boardwalk using a mixture of Burnt Sienna and Umber, plus French Ultramarine. In this section, be loose with your brushstrokes without being too sloppy. For the ocean, use Viridian mixed with French Ultramarine, and streak it into the bottom right corner of the painting. Paint around the surf, and a few lines to get a shimmering effect. Streak in Cobalt Blue Hue and more Viridian as well, but don’t use too much as these are both strong colors.

Next, squeeze some Zinc White gouache paint onto your auxiliary palette. This will be used for touching up areas or highlighting certain elements. For example, use it to paint the frothy surf coming from crashing waves.