How to paint a seascape using oil paints

Paint a seascape: 12
(Image credit: David Chambers)

By learning how to paint a seascape, you'll understand how to add a dream-like, dramatic quality to a scene. By blending and balancing colours, and adding just the right detail to clouds, sky, sea and boats, you can create a scene that evokes the sensation of the marina.


- Artisan water-based oil paints: Burnt Umber, Payne Grey, Prussian Blue, India Red, white and black.
- White poster board

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David Chambers is a self- taught marine artist who lives and works in the historic old port of Topsham, where he runs a small studio-gallery business and also supplies to galleries around the UK and Holland.