Artists Tutorials – Learn to paint the sea

Want to learn to paint the sea? The following links and clips will lead you to some of the best tutorial material available for aspiring seascape artists.

E John Robinson Tutorial clip

I highly recommend E. John Robinson’s books and DVD’s. Easy to follow and full of useful advice and insight.

Books and DVDs available from:


Alan Kingwell Tutorial clip

Alan is a very fine British seascape artist.



DVDs available from:


Byron Pickering Tutorial

Byron’s work is world famous. I particularly like his clear explanations of the dynamics of ocean waves, and his tips on colour mixing to produce clean sharp results.

DVDs available from:


Alex Perez Tutorial

A very useful video tutorial from Chilean seascape artist Alex Perez. His tips on use of colour and brushstrokes are excellent.



See more on Youtube and on Alex’s website:


Susie Short – Painting Ocean Waves in Watercolour

Something good for the water-colourists among you


See more on Youtube susieshortstudio channel


Simon Kenevan – Pastel tutorial

Simon is a wonderful seascape artist. I highly recommend this video.

And this one



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