I painted a quick color sketch in oil on canvas textured paper for the seascape painting.  I worked small maybe 10″ x 12″ and used just a few colors, cerulean blue, burnt umber and white. I want to portray movement or action for the wave. There is contrasting value in the curl of the wave where inside the wave it is in shadow and the wave breaking next to that is white spray. There is not much detail in this quick painting, it’s purpose is to give me an idea for the color I will be using for the painting.
My next step will be starting the painting on the canvas.