Demonstration of seascape painting with oils

By Melanie Cambridge

 

Melanie gave a facinating and inspiring demonstration in which she worked up one of her sketches made on location in Cornwall.

Some photos of her demonstration are shown below.


The original sketch

The sketch is transferred to the pre-primed board using charcoal

The sky and clouds are blocked in

The rocks and distant cliffs are quickly added

The sea is added and colour applied to the beach area

Waves are added to the sea

Highlights are added to the nearer clifftops and some figures added on the beach

Melanie at work in the studio

The finished demonstration

The demonstration painting as it might look when mounted