Sea Storm

After experiencing my first tornado, a few days ago, at the Northern Sea, I couldn’t remove from my head the picture of the storm. Being at a safe distance, I could actually appreciate the force and beauty of the natural phenomena.

The force with which it shifted from the road, into the sea, and moved the sea water, creating amazingly beautiful waves, gently moving the passing by ships, determined me to give it a try, and recreate the storm at sea.

The sea was never easy for me to paint and all my previous attempts at it, came out very wrong. Now, after doing a bit of research on how to mix the colors, and which shades go where, I think it came out a bit closer to reality πŸ™‚

Time lapse video, of making the painting, step by step:

sea storm

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29 thoughts on “Sea Storm

    • Thank you so much, Francis! I love Turner’s work. In comparison, it looks like my paintings are done by a 2 year old haha πŸ™‚ I do want to improve though, so I’ll definitely practice some more. Have a lovely day!

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    • Thank you so much! Glad to know you enjoyed the painting and the time lapse video. Since I discovered the trick with the time lapse, I just can’t not use it πŸ™‚ I love to watch my work coming to life. I hope it will also help others, who want to learn how to paint. Have a lovely day!

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  1. Wow, Lucy, did I ever enjoy this post! It is great you got to watch the tornado without being endangered, and absolutely delightful that it opened the way for your painting. The time elapse video was fascinating to watch, and your painting is truly wonderful. πŸ˜€

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely words! I’m happy you enjoyed the painting πŸ™‚ It was absolutely amazing to see the tornado, especially when I had no idea they exist in Europe as well. Mother Nature never fails to amaze. Have a lovely evening!

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    • Hahaha….I should make a spreadsheet with all your favorites. Thanks!! I also love it. I always wanted to paint the sea, but it always came out as a disaster, until now πŸ™‚ There’s still a lot of room for improvement, but it’s getting there. x

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    • Thank you, Judie! Glad you like it. I also love to watch how the paper turns from blank to a real painting. I’ll definitely use the time lapse again. Hugs! x


  2. Storms in the sea are no fun and scary. I had several experiences already and there was one time when I was in Indonesia, the storm was so bad and our boat was too small. I thought back then that I would die. But these experiences would never stop me to explore the ocean, as you may already know about my diving experience πŸ™‚

    Beautiful painting Lucy, you are truly talented and keep it up!

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    • Welcome back, Indah! I missed having you around. I agree! I also went through something similar, but this won’t stop me either. The beauty of the sea is not comparable. I’m happy you also didn’t quit, as I’d terribly miss your diving posts πŸ™‚ Thanks for the kind words! Have a lovely day! x


    • My pleasure, Amy! I’m happy you enjoyed it. The video is quite a nice touch for the blog. I hope it will help others improve their technique. Have a lovely weekend! x


    • Thank you so much! I’m happy to know you liked it πŸ™‚ I love the time lapse video. Is a good way to teach others how it’s done, and also to see my moves once again. Have a lovely weekend!


  3. Loved your video – and a beautiful painting! You did a great job with the water. I’ve seen a number of paintings & I think stormy sea can present quite a challenge. I like the lighter color in the front (bottom) of your painting. Makes the storm really pop out!

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    • Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words! Indeed, the sea always represent a challenge. It’s very dynamic so the painting has to be just so, in order to recreate its power and wilderness.
      Glad you enjoyed it! Have a lovely day!


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