This week was simply about painting the sea and adding much needed colour to the base rocks. The first picture in the sequence below is where I finished last week.
The green on the rocks will be dry brushed further and toned down a little bit but the sea painting in the final image sequence is as good as there. Just how much of the sea colour will be seen once the waves have been added remains to be seen but the colour cannot be added afterwards so there is no choice but to play safe.
I wasn’t about to use up loads of my Vallejo paints given the reasonably large expanse so I bought some new acrylic paints off of Ebay. The paints were “Artiste” acrylic paints which came in 59ml bottles and at about £2.00 a bottle represented very good value for money. More importantly they turned out to be good paints and I wont hesitate to buy more as and when I feel the need to.
I bought half a dozen colours and starting with black and dark blue I worked my way up to lighter shades of blue and finally on to green. Blending the colours took time and might end up proving an unnecessary step but as previously stated I’ll only know that later.
Next week I aim to tackle the waves. I’ve done a couple of dry runs and am feeling good about what needs to be done and how to do them and it all seems pretty straight forward. I also have a couple of figures which need to be painted and a decision to be made in respect of the tower but that can all wait for now. The waves comes first.