Thursday, May 19, 2016

Coral Reef II - Oil Abstract + Painting Video



 "Coral Reef II." Original Abstract Painting. 
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 in. Artist Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Hello all, this blog week is going to be focused on painting, and I am continuing today with a second oil abstract, attempting to capture the beauty of the ocean and the wonders of a coral reef. In case you missed it, at the beginning of the week I shared the first abstract in this Ocean Series of paintings titled, “Coral Reef,” and now here is “Coral Reef II.”


This second work is a bit smaller, only 12 x 24 inches—a panoramic canvas that I have oriented as a portrait. My primary motivation behind creating a similar work to the last piece was that I felt that there were several points which could be improved on from the last composition. First, the Prussian blue was a bit too dark, especially when viewed in diffused light setting, so my solution was to utilize more of the liquid white medium. Second, the red was not a vibrant as I had imagined it to be in my head when I began the last piece, to fix this, I determined to use Permanent Red in the place of Naphthol Red. I really like the way this piece came together and may create a third in the near future.       
Coral Reef II—Full-Length Instructional Painting Video


 "Coral Reef II." Original Abstract Painting Video. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016. 
All Rights Reserved. Impulsive Artistry Blog Productions. 

Color Palette (Oil Paint) for Coral Reef II

Phthalo Green
Prussian Blue
Phthalo Blue
Raw Sienna
Soft Mixing White
Permanent Red
Alizarin Crimson
Lemon Yellow

Materials Used to Create “Coral Reef”

Liquid White (Medium)
Linseed Oil (Medium)
Paper Towels
Water Cup
Drop Cloth
12 x 24 Inch Stretched Canvas
Easel or Flat Surface
1 Inch Brush
½ Inch Brush
2 Small Round Brushes
Palette Knife
Fan Brush

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Another View: "Coral Reef II." Original Abstract Painting. 
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 in. Artist Charles Wolf. 
Impulsive Artistry © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

This painting, like all my artwork, can be purchased at my Etsy Shop: 


I have included some more of my paintings below for you to see what I have created over the past few months, click on any painting below to directly link to my Etsy page and see a larger image:



Question of the Day!


What type or style of painting do you like the most: landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, abstracts, or a combination thereof? Let me know in the comments below or on the Impulsive Artistry Facebook Page

I do hope that you have an amazing artistic day!

—Charles

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