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Monday, October 14, 2013

Capture Waves Rough and Calm

Hi, Friends, which season are you enjoying? We enjoyed a long distant swimming at Narrabeen. I sketched a sea. So, these are the souvenirs for you.

Have you ever tried capturing waves with watercolour? In my eyes, a sea is not simple blue at all. Waves have several colours and dramatic movements that create value. So, an ocean's mood always fascinates me. A careful observation of waves helps to capture a pattern of movements and decides positions of varied colours.
The first sketch was done around four to five before a sunset (*NOTE we're having a day time saving!). Nearly black-like, very dark blue interested me. In parallel, a sky gets dark.
The second sketch was created in a very day time. Greenish cerulean blue was most eye catchy. It reminded me of fresh mint. I had a deep breath and enjoyed the mood. The mood is very different between them. The day time ocean looks very cheerful, as if it were laughing below. In contrast, the evening sea looks serious.
Which one do you like more? My friends seem to prefer the first one. 

People often came to me and asked questions. Most questions were...
Q1) "How do you draw?"
No. I just draw some "lines." The lesser, the better or more comfortable for me. Once, get on colour, colours tell me which next and where to put strokes to build up a value.
Q2) "How long?"
30 minutes to 1 hour. Try not to do overwork. Within 30 minutes is preferable.
...and "What media?" That question puzzled me so much. Or is watercolour not known as I have expected?

The third sketch was done around 2 o'clock. It was so windy. Hard winds blew away waves' heads with no mercy. Swish! Fume and foam! It was amazing and beautiful. Oh, yes, sea sounds were so amusing and stirring. Hopefully, I can send you "some."
Waves are never the same. Changing sun light alters a sea's colour from time to time. Winds and clouds work together on its changing.
Many adults silently look at the dancing waves for a long hours...

"The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea”. Isak Dinesen quotes (pseudonym of Baroness Karen Blixen.) 
Looking at dancing waves washes away negative feelings, etc, whatever from a heart. Yes, refreshing our hearts, really. Probably that's why a sea has an indescribably deep colour that accepts anyone's emotions and silent talks...
Friends, come to a sea, chest off and set yourself free. In addition, well, all the people at a beach are friendly. As you can see high and big waves are popular among surfers.  

Technically, I also feel watercolour has no limitations to depict any subject and expresses our inner world. 
Let's explore watercolour more and more. 
Friends, Happy Painting!!






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32 comments:

  1. Stunning seas, Sadami! I love the vitality you capture. xx

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    1. Thank u, Pat! Come over and sketch together!! xx Sadami

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  2. Really beautiful, such wonderful reflected colours in the water. So good I feel seasick!!!!

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    1. Hahaha, nice hunour, too, thank you! Yes, you have to come and sketch a sea together! Cheers, Sadami

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  3. WOW, your waves are GORGEOUS!!!!!! Must be all that swimming you do. :)
    Hugs

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    1. Thank u, Teri, yes, I swim 1km. Come and sketch together! Hugs, Sadami

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  4. Painted beautifully and expressed wonderfully with words too! Superb.

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    1. Oh, Sandy, thank u. You're so sweet. Your work is also so beautiful and interesting. Keep up! I look forward to it. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Hola Sadami. Es fascinante acompañarte en cada secuencia de ese mar, despiertas sentimientos afines con tu relato y tus olas son "mis olas", y realmente comparto tu observación de que con la acurela se puede pintar todo y experimentarlo todo,¡ánimo! y sigue ... Abrazo.


    Hello Sadami. It is fascinating to accompany each sequence that sea, awake feelings associated with your account and your waves are "my waves", and really share your observation that with watercolor can paint everything and experience everything, mind! and on ... Embrace.

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    1. Carmen, muchas gracias. Muy feliz de saber que compartimos los sentimientos. Ven y bosquejar juntos un día. Un mar es maravilloso para relajarse a nosotros mismos. También disfrutas darwing y pintando!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Carmen, thank you so much. Very happy to know we share the feelings. Come over and sketch together one day. A sea is wonderful to relax ourselves. You, too, enjoy darwing and painting!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Muy bellos tus mares y tus olas Sadami

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    1. Carmen, ¡Gracias! Déjenos disfrutar de dibujo y pintura!!!! Un cordial saludo, Sadami
      Thank you! Let us enjoy drawing and painting!! Kind regards, Sadami

      >>>Carmen said...
      Very beautiful your seas and your waves Sadami

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  7. superb work sadami ...the sea is so calming .

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    1. Thank u, Jane. Yes. You have to come and sketch it together. Cheers, Sadami

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  8. I can look at your sea painting for hours, they are so beautiful, Sadami! All so different in mood, great work!

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    1. Thank u, Judy. I'm exploring mood in washes for the picture book project. So, these sketches, in fact, real exercises for illo. Enjoy sketching. Cheers, Sadami

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  9. quel travail d'observation Sadami.j'adore ta façon de retranscrire les vagues,j'aime particulièrement les couleurs que tu utilises.
    je peux rester des heures à regarder et entendre les vagues;

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    1. Merci, Isabelle ! Quand vous allez à la plage, oui, essayez de regarder une mer bien. Couleurs vous étonneront. Et c'est l'un de mes objectifs, « Être un artiste qui a la couleur propre (style). » Laissez-nous profiter de dessin !
      Best wihses, Sadami

      Thank you, Isabelle! When you go to a beach, yes, try looking at a sea well. Colours amaze you. And this is one of my goals, "Be an artist who has own colours (style)." Let us enjoy drawing!

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      What observation work Sadami.j' love your way to transcribe the waves, I especially like the colors that you use.
      I can stay for hours to watch and hear the waves;

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  10. Sadami, I admire how you are able to hold onto the white of your paper as you paint. All three works are wonderful!

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    1. Wow, thank u, Dora! Yes, to keep white or leave white is another key for these watercolour works. Best wishes, Sadami

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  11. Gorgeous waves!! You carefully observe your surroundings, whether it's people in a crowd or waves rolling to the beach - that's what makes your paintings so wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda! Yes, "look well with why" is the key. Curiousity -- another name of awe, wonder and innocence -- creates my work. Cheers, Sadami

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  12. They are all so beautiful, Sadami! You captured the movement so well. I like how the colors create a different mood.

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    1. Thank u, Blaga! Yes, colours do magic. Let's enjoy beauty and mystery of colours. Cheers, Sadami

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  13. Sadami, no se que me gusta más si sus acuarelas o sus textos, en realidad creo que las acuarelas , admiro su manera de pintar y disfruto mucho de su blog, gracias!

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    1. ¡ Oh, gracias, Beatriz! Acuarela es divertido. Vamos a disfrutarlo plenamente juntos!!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, thank you, Beatriz! Watercolour is fun. Let's enjoy it fully together!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Beatriz said...
      Sadami, not be that more if I like their watercolors or their texts, actually I think that watercolors, I admire your way of painting and really enjoy your blog, thank you!

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  14. Fantasticas las tres acuarelas!, es un estudio de luces y colores muy bueno. Creo ver el color del oceano, aqui donde yo vivo en mar es pequeño, más tranquilo y azul. Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Tina! ¿Vives cerca del mar. ¿Qué es una vida de lujo que tienes! ¡ Dibujar un océano juntos.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Tina! Wow, you live near to the sea. What a luxury life you have! Let's sketch an ocean together.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      Fantastic three watercolours!, is a very good study of light and colour. I see the color of the ocean, here where I live in sea is smaller, calm and blue. A hug.

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  15. Tes vagues sont très belles aussi ;)))

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    1. Oh, vous êtes si doux, Lydie !
      Oh, you're sooo sweet, Lydie!

      >>> Lydie said...
      Your waves are very beautiful also

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  16. I hope to see more and more of these beautiful seascapes, Sadami!!! They are all full of gorgeous colors ...true to what the ocean really has. LOVE IT!!!

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    1. Thank u, Hilda! Yes, I'll sketch seascapes more! We're getting into summer. Come and sketch a sea together one day! Cheers, Sadami

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