I went down to Wilson Prom last week and loved the feel to the place, I decided to paint a scene or two, this time using Genesis Heat Set Artist Paint

This work in progress painting, will be of Tidal River - Wilson Prom, in Australia.
The first thing you will notice is that I haven’t drawn anything on the canvas, but instead painted the sky directly on to it.
I have an idea in my mind where I'm going to place things, so a comprehensive drawing at this stage is unnecessary.

Tidal River Mouth, Victoria, Australia. Original Painting Using Genesis Heat Set Artist Paint.


Artwork Name: Tidal River Mouth at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria
Artist: Garry Purcell
Medium Used: Artist Grade Genesis Heat Set Artist Oil Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Canvas Size: 45.7x91.4cm (18x36inch) on stretched canvas.

Below is a list of the Genesis Colours I used to create this painting.

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Raw Umber
  • Quinacridone Crimson
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Titanium White
  • Carbon Black

The first thing you will notice is that I haven’t drawn anything on the canvasThe first thing you will notice is that I haven’t drawn anything on the canvas

Tidal River Mouth Oil Painting update

Slapped a rough line as to where the background mountains go.
This will be my guide so I can place things and get a feel for the painting.
As you can see, I'm very slap happy with the paint at the moment.      

This aids me in the placement of the major background mountains, and can easily be moved if I'm not happy with them.
I have left the mountain regions wet.

Slapped a rough line as to where the background mountains go
Slapped a rough line as to where the background mountains go
      


Close up showing the detail in the mountain rock outcrop, that's located on the right hand side of this painting.

Close up showing the detail in the mountain rock outcrop
Close up showing the detail in the mountain rock outcrop

I’ve nearly finished the background area, and I have dried selected parts of it, with the heat gun.
The lower portion of the painting is still wet, and will not be dried at this stage.
This will allow me to blend or move things around a bit.

I’ve nearly finished the background area
I’ve nearly finished the background area

I have now completely finished the background sand dunes, and have dried all areas with the heat gun.
I have now completely finished the background sand dunes
I have now completely finished the background sand dunes


I have now started sorting out the foreshore area, again I selectively select areas that I'm happy with and proceed to dry them with the heat gun, and leaving other parts wet, so i can blend the colours more thoroughly at a later date.

Sorting out the foreshore area
Sorting out the foreshore area

I wasn't happy with my placement of the rocks in the middle part of this painting, so I moved them more to the right hand side.
Then I proceeded to sort out where, I'm going to place the waterline.
The lower section of the painting has been left wet, while I play around with placement of the foreground rocks, and sand.

I wasn't happy with my placement of the rocks in the middle part of this painting
I wasn't happy with my placement of the rocks in the middle part of this painting

I added the bulk of the water and started to paint some of the wave formations and foam patterns.
Also I started on  the receding water areas, along the shoreline.
The lower section of this painting is still wet, so I can blend any area that is not to my liking.

I added the bulk of the water and started to paint some of the wave formations and foam patterns.
I added the bulk of the water and started to paint some of the wave formations and foam patterns.

(Sold) Tidal River Mouth at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria Oil Painting by Garry Purcell (Sold)

Artwork Name: Tidal River Mouth at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria
Artist: Garry Purcell
Medium Used: Artist Grade Genesis Heat Set Artist Oil Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Canvas Size: 45.7x91.4cm (18x36inch) on stretched canvas.