Fearless Friday, Deep Blue Sea


This is a whimsical painting I did for the boys room at the beach







They are all about fishing!






A little tongue in cheek with an image of our boat heading the opposite direction from the fish…






I often just squeeze paint directly on the canvas and then use a brush to even it out, sort of a short cut




I started with a yellow green underpainting, this will bring some warmth to the blue water later




A light band for the sky




and then I laid in the ocean floor in sandy tones, darker blue for the ocean depths, a lighter band nearer the surface




I used short, wave like strokes to convey the water. and a soft shape near the horizon, depicts the impression of a boat





Darkening the water under the boat, for the shadows, helps define it





Next came a few more details to the boat, and adding the fish in simple shapes and tones of orange





The fish got a few details, eyes and fins





Starfish and grasses dot the ocean floor

Lots going on in the deep blue sea!





I made an inspiration board of elements I liked and just jumped in




My favorite thing about acrylic painting is that if you don’t like something, you can easily paint it out 🙂






You’ve just got to Be Fearless!


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17 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Deep Blue Sea”
  1. Michelle says:

    I really like the painting! I would love to make a quilt resembling that picture! Great job!🐠🐟🐡

  2. Love this Jenna and perfect for the boys room. Connor likes to fish, but it’s from a riverbank now LOL. Beautiful blues. Look forward to seeing you soon…….

  3. Jodi says:

    Love it!!!

  4. Jenna, I love your painting for the boys room, I bet they love it as well! Happy Weekend

  5. I love the painting and being a non-artist, loved seeing your fascinating process. You are so talented Jenna 🙂

  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, Love your painting! I got a kick out the fish swimming in the opposite direction of the boat…my hubby can relate 🙂

  7. It’s adorable! I really like your tip about using the green as an underpaint layer to add some depth. That’s a great idea! It came out fabulously!

    • thanks Hope! One of my artist friends always uses a red orange for her underpainting, and it gives the finished work so much warmth. I usually use black but I’m trying to expand my underpainting horizons 🙂 >

  8. Your creation looks wonderful in the room. Great colors and such fun! Have a great week ahead

  9. nursevikki says:

    I love this painting so colorful and whimsical. I have some small canvas in my craft room and you have inspired me to try this painting. Thanks for the tutorial.

  10. Wow- I love it! I have zero talent for painting! Love how colorful this is and the whimsy with the fish and your boat!

  11. Sandra Garth says:

    Perfect beach decor!

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