How to paint the beach – Step by Step – Beginner Painting tutorial│♥Alexandra ♥

Hey guys, I hope you are all having an amazing
day today, and in this video I will show you how to paint the beach. Before I get into the video I wanted to tell
you that even though I will be using oil paints for this tutorial, in this particular instance
the only difference between oil paint and acrylic paint is the drying time which I fixed
by adding some fast drying medium so, feel free to paint this with whatever medium you
feel comfortable with. I started off by adding some masking tape
to create a rectangular frame to contain my painting. Then I started priming my page using gesso,
so that the paint has something to bind to and it doesn’t seep through the page. The colours I will be using are the following:
Titanium White, Lemon Yellow,
Yellow Ochre, Phthalo Blue,
Cobalt Blue Hue, Viridian Hue
and Burnt Umber. I first took some of my fast drying medium
and I started mixing the cobalt blue with some titanium white and I am trying to a create
a quantity of the colour because this will be my base which I will cover my page with. Then, I started painting with the colour I
just created from the top of the page going downwards in a horizontal motion. Then, I took some titanium white to add to
the gradient that we are creating. So, as we move downwards it will get lighter. Then I picked up some yellow ochre and I mixed
it with the titanium white so that my gradient will go from blue to white and then to yellow
ochre. And then I started painting in horizontal
motions mixing everything together. Now, I took some more yellow ochre and I mix
it with white to increase the opacity of the sand that we will be painting at the bottom
of the page. Then, I took a large clean brush to blend
the colours together evenly. Now, that my background is completely dry,
I will start painting the water. For the water, I picked up some phthalo blue
and I mixed it with some viridian hue. I took my flat headed brush and I started
drawing a horizontal line of the water which will be my horizon. Then I added some white into the paint mixture
to continue painting the water. Now, I went back with the dark colour I just
mixed to re-define the horizon. Then, I continue with the lighter colour of
the water and I move downwards. Now I added more white into the paint mixture
to move downwards as we are creating another gradient effect for the water. Then, I am adding more white into the paint
mixture and again, I am adding more white for our water gradient. And now I am mixing a tiny bit of yellow ochre
for the sand. And finally I am blending everything out as
smoothly as I can. I took some of my white colour and mixed it
into the yellow colour we used for the sand because now we will define the shape of the
beach. And I am applying more of that colour on the
right hand side as well. And then, I took my fluffy brush to blend
it out very smoothly. I took some of the light blue colour I had
in my palette and then I took some white and mixed both of them really well to come up
with a light blue colour to paint the little waves on the surface of the water. I am doing that using my flat headed brush
and I am drawing really small horizontal lines on the water. Now I took some viridian hue to start painting
the large wave in the middle, I added some lemon yellow in the mixture and then a little
bit of titanium white. And then I started painting the large wave
in the area that we left blank in the middle. I added some more white into the mixture to
lighten the colour and then I continued tapping my brush on the paper. Now using the same colour, I am drawing those
curvy vertical lines the blend the colour with the rest of the water. And by doing that we start seeing the wave
forming. Now I took some of the darker colour I created
earlier for the horizon and I started by painting the base of the wave using the same brush
strokes. And now I am blending the water and the waves
together. And I went on top to re-paint the base of
the wave as well. And now, using the same colour I am painting
the shadow of the wave on top. Now I took my darker colour and I am re-painting
the water on top. I keep using the darker value for the bottom
of the wave as well. Now, I took a fluffy brush to blend the bottom
of our wave with the water. And then using the same brush I try to expand
the wave using vertical motions. Now, I took some of the lighter colour to
paint the small waves on the water again and I am doing that by tapping the tip of my brush
on the paper. Using the same brush I started adding some
highlights to the bigger wave. Now I took some of my titanium white on my
detail brush and I started tapping on top of my wave to paint the foam. Now, I took my detail brush and a darker tone
and I started painting the shadow of the wave. For this part dipped a q-tip into the titanium
white and I started tapping on the foam of the wave. Then I took my detail brush using the same
colour I started drawing the water that follows the wave going upwards. Then, I drag those lines on the rest of the
water doing a zig zag pattern. Now, I am starting to paint the foam on the
edge of the water as well. And again I took my q-tip and I started tapping
the paint on the paper. Now I am adding some burnt umber into my yellow
ochre mixture to paint the shadow of the water on the beach. And then I took some titanium white to paint
the sparkles on the wet sand. And then I took my detail brush to blend the
shadows of the big wave with the water. Now I continue painting the waves using a
q-tip and the white paint. And then I switched to my detail brush to
add those little dots that represent the water splash from the foamy wave. And finally I took some of my darker colour
to add in between the light waves as shadows. And finally, I gently remove the masking tape. So this is the finished painting, I hope you
guys enjoyed this video and found it helpful, in the description I have links to all the
products I am using if you guys are interested. I also have prints of my work available on
my website if you would like to have a look. Thank you guys so much for watching and I
will see you in my next video. Bye x


  • ThePlasticBowl

    That is amazing, you're truly gifted.

  • Selina BBo0

    this is the best tutorial! so insightful

  • Doodle Master

    Beautiful painting tutorial. Your voice is so soothing

  • patrick tilley

    Your colors are great. No sound came thru. Just your greeting, and yes, I'm doing fine.

  • ismael perdomo

    Great painting!! Ever since I’ve followed your channel I have learned so much about art and techniques that have helped me with my paintings. Keep up the awesome work and tutorials. Art ceases to amaze me every time I learn something new! 🙂

  • Louise Ward

    You are awesome


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