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Step 11: Rocky Textures And Mid-Tones


When the base layer of the rocks is relatively dry, add more Burnt Sienna and some of the blue mix to your orange mix to paint in the mid-values of the rocks in the middle of your painting. You can add a few crevices and other textural details, but don’t overdo this as you want the rocks to frame your main subject, rather than being the main subject. For darker areas of the rock (where it’s darker because it’s wet from the waves), add Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Violet, and Payne’s Gray to your rock color mixture, and use a size 1 brush to paint them in. Again, avoid the foam and surf as they should remain white.