In the next step of painting a seascape using line and value sketches, I have started the actual painting as you can see above. I have used my value sketch from the previous post to help me but this time it is in color. I will try and match the values from the sketch as I paint. Sometimes it helps to squint your eyes when looking at values. It removes some of the details and helps you look at just the value.

My painting so far has the background and foreground but many of the details are not painted in yet. When I look at this painting so far I can see the darkest darks are not dark enough, the rocks in the distance and the foreground. So I know from my value sketch that I need to darken these areas. Next I will paint in the house and chairs and continue adding detail.