Pastel Waves in California

In February, Sharon Weaver gathered her brushes and paints together and flew out to Southern California for a week of painting with her friend Joan.

Using pastels, Sharon created “Ocean Spray” to demonstrate for Joan how to portray water in motion. “Values are so important to capture realistic waves,” Sharon explains. The key to the appearance of motion is all in where the light hits the water. By using different values of blue, from dark to light, Sharon creates depth and motion.

Ocean Spray - Pastel - 9 X 12
Ocean Spray – Pastel – 9 X 12


“Ocean Spray” is not for sale, but if you are interested in a similar painting or pastel send Sharon a request on her Contact page.

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