Image: "Surf Watching - Study of Ocean Waves" (digital version) by E. John Robinson

Surf Watching - Study of Ocean Waves (Digital)

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Study the surf and how ocean waves form with E. John Robinson's "Surf Watching - Study of Ocean Waves" (digital version). In full color and 45 minutes in length, it's intended for both absolute beginners and advanced painters in all mediums.

An essential study for all seascape artists whether you live by the sea or inland, this lesson includes:

  • Part 1: Basic waves
  • Part 2: Foam and foam patterns
  • Part 3: Rocks and water spills
  • Part 4: Beaches, headlands, and driftwood
  • Part 5: Sky and clouds

Stand on the shore with E. John as he explains how ocean waves are formed. Then, using slow motion and stop-action video, observe while E. John describes in detail how foaming waves break and spill upon the shore and rocks.

Note: The occasional freeze-frame and slow-motion are part of the lesson learning process of wave studying.

Descriptive narrative by E. John Robinson from the “Surf Watching - Study of Ocean Waves” lesson:
"… we're going to show you these seas. We're going to show you waves both small and large, storm waves, foam patterns, rocks and their spills, sand, beaches, driftwood, and skies. We're going to put them all together because they are component parts to any seascape. You know, the ocean won't stand still for us and, unfortunately, it moves much too quickly to study very well. But electronically, on this lesson, you'll find that we have slowed it down for you; we've even stopped it here and there. With your lesson, you should be able to do the same - the idea here is we're not going to find exact and perfect seascapes, ready to paint; we're going to find component parts. You'll search, and you'll study, and you'll stop places and make sketches of them, think about them, and then put them together in a painting. The whole idea now is that this is a learning lesson. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Master artist and teacher E. John Robinson's passion for painting and more than 40 years of experience are obvious in his lessons. Many of his paintings, books, and how-to tips have been featured in top art magazines. E. John's art lessons are extremely popular, and both beginning oil painters and more advanced artists have benefitted from his teaching.


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