Sunrise at Sea – Light Challenge

Light and shadows are always a challenge in a painting. Located in just the right spot, light either makes the painting realistic or, if placed in the wrong spot, ruins it. Light puts life into the canvas, and tricks the eye into seeing an unrealistic image, in a very realistic way.

Considering this, when you also add the sea into the equation, it can only get more complicated, because of the dynamic nature of water. Water is a mirror for the sky, a very complex one, especially when it’s on the move.

After months of practicing I am very happy to see the results I was hoping for! The right reflection, the right amount of light and even more very well places shadows, in a combination which projects an amazing sunrise at sea!

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul, in colorful shades of warmth

sea sunrise


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18 thoughts on “Sunrise at Sea – Light Challenge

  1. Lucy, that is amazing!!! i have not been posting on my blog until recently so am stunned by how your work has progressed! And seascapes are so hard! Well done you! I am so happy for you and am smiling too 🙂 x x

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    • Dear Karen, thank you so much!! I feel like I’m making quick progress, so I’m always excited for my next one 🙂 I hope it will only get better, but you are right, the sea is the hardest one to paint. For a first attempt at playing with light, I’m more than happy with it 🙂 Nice to hear from you! Have a great day!!! xo

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    • Thank you so much! It took me a while to master the technique. I love to pain the sea but it’s always been a challenge. However, this is my best one so far, so I’m happy I finally got right the structure of the wave. Have a lovely day!

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