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How to Paint Shadows on the Beach with Mark Waller

Mark Waller was born in 1963 in Papua New Guinea, and has been creating ever since he could hold a pencil.  He moved to Lennox Head in Australia in 1973.  Always an “outsider”, Mark Waller was aware that his perception was different and that he noticed details that weren’t readily obvious to other people.

Lennox Head in the seventies was not a fertile breeding ground for creative types. Despite this sense of “difference”, Mark enjoyed an idyllic childhood amidst the sunny surf beaches and other beautiful waterways in the Northern Rivers region and the heritage listed rainforest that serves as a backdrop. It was there he developed a lifelong interest in surfing and the water, and a passion for the local environment, particularly the beaches, the water and the associated flora and fauna.

Mark Waller’s tutorial website is dedicated to sharing both the knowledge he has amassed and the passion for both discovering and creating images.  You can view his work and limited edition prints via his website here.

In this, the second of Mark’s 3-part “how to” Beachscapes series, he demonstrates the concept of painting shadows “in” and shadows “on” to create planes and dimension in your beachscape shadows.

how to paint shadows on the beach with Mark Waller

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For more info and to watch Mark’s original episode with Colour In Your Life click here.

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