The Violent Sea

The Violent Sea

Initial Thought

The Violent Sea wasn’t what I had in mind when I painted it. I was inspired mainly by abstract art, so I wanted to start with some primary colours with my knife tools before I get to the stage of blending it. Halfway through the painting while using the Deep Sea dark blue, it gave me the notion of a sea painting with violent waves.

The Violent Sea

I later added depth with the white and mix most of the paint with Liquitex Heavy Body gel to get that rich texture to represent the waves. This is the first time I’m using it with my acrylic paint and the result is worth every cent I paid.

The Violent Sea

My first impression of it was like butter in the cup. I scoop it from the container and place it on my colour palette and started mixing it. I had a lot of fun painting with the gel. The whole painting was made with only painting knifes. No brush was used.

The Violent Sea

Though I know how refine the brush can help to produce details, but I enjoy the complexity and challenges while using the knife. For now, I’ll just want to work with the knife tool first before I dive into the brushes. Seeing those raw started to blend with each other gives me enormous pleasure creating this piece.

Now I only wish I can turn back time to paint it on a bigger canvas. I would want to have this hand up my large wall to create the focus for the room. On my next project, I’m going to try something new with this gel. I have yet to find time for the next piece. Maybe this coming weekend will be a nice time to start painting on a larger canvas.

In general, I’m happy with everything that turns out to be beautiful. I look forward to the next painting. Thank you for reading. Cheers!

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