Back on July 7, 2010 post I described how I was going to use this sketch for a seascape painting. If you want to read that post it is here painting-seascape-step-by-step. So that is my black and white sketch for this seascape painting of two girls playing at the beach.

My next step was to start the background, I am painting with Golden brand of acrylic paint. So I have painted with thin acrylic to get the background in and to cover the canvas. I do not have the figures in yet, I wanted to get the background started before adding the girls in this seascape.

Here you can see that I am painting on a 12″ x 12″ gallery wrap canvas. I paint on the 1.5″ sides of the canvas wrapping the scene right around the edge and onto the sides. This type of canvas does not need a frame and it will add depth to the painting. Check back to follow along with the next step in this seascape of two girls playing at the beach.

This Friday evening there will be a wine and cheese reception at The Artisans Harbor at 188 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT. So if you are in the area stop by between 5 – 7pm to see many of my new paintings and hand painted furniture.
Thanks, PJ