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Sunset Over the Ocean by brittanyfay Sunset Over the Ocean by brittanyfay
~My second time painting and first time using oil paints :D I am very proud of this painting and believe it to be my best work so far. 
~I referenced this scene off of a picture I found online, but I do not know who took the photo. I changed the ocean and sky from the reference, however, so it is not an exact replica. 
~This project was for an art fusion. I chose William van Aelst and Caspar David Friedrich. 
~ Canvas is a little larger than 2ft x 2ft so I had to take a photo. It didn't quite get the colors right, but oh well 

Time: over 24 hours. took a month to paint during my 45 min painting class in school. 
Tools: Oil paint brushes and oil paint (forget what brand ^^;)

reference pic (c) respectful owner
art (c) brittany4231

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OFEKMA Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Indiana-Time-Rider Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Amazing!!! :D
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D haha
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Indiana-Time-Rider Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
You're welcome! :D
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also wanted to say that you might not want to change much---that is a unique signature already.
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Change what exactly ? ^^; I'm afraid I do not know what you are referring to
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh sorry. You mentioned it was your 1st time using oil and I meant it looked like you nailed it. Great style and impressive work so there might not be much to change as you go along. First time I have seen that. That one painting could be your signature painting style. Did I confuse you more?
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
ah I see now haha thank you 
Sometimes I feel like it was a fluke though, or just beginners luck maybe. I've tried painting with oils again and they come out okay, but I seem to like this ocean one the best :XD: but then again, I never spend as much time on them as I did on this one so that also could be the reason 
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
However it happened it came out good--kind of an abstract feel to it which appeals to me. I like abstract even more than realism---but that is just me:D (Big Grin) 
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
haha thank you :D
ironically, I was going for more realism, then gave up trying to figure out waves and it came out like that :XD: haha! 
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Realism is god, I collect it too. Just lie to see the other because maybe it is closer to what is in the mind of the artist.
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I really like how you put that :D that is a great way to describe abstract 
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Good job!!
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you ! :D
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dreamsborninfire Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Photographer
u did better than i did
only 45 mins class? 
we had 3 hrs and it still wasnt enough 
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
haha I'm sure you did fine :aww:
but it still took a month to due.
And a 3 hour class?? gosh I wish I had had that hahaha :D
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dreamsborninfire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Photographer
i did. but barely. x.x
its a college course. all art classes are 3 hrs @_@ 
its long but u get stuff done.  but we horsed around and the teacher left for hrs on end :P
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my college courses are only either 50 min or 1 hour 45 min. If it was a 3 hour class i hated, yikes that would be torture xD hahaha!
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dreamsborninfire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Photographer
wow. why so short? o.o how often are they? 
ya i had a class like that...fell asleep ...breaks or no. xp 
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
the 50 min are mon wed fri and the 1 hour 45 min are tues and thurs, no sorry those are just an hour and 15 min haha 
and you got breaks? That is nice at least haha
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dreamsborninfire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Photographer
ohh no wonder. they were 2 days a wk. :P 
u can only focus for so long. esp if it was a night class 
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student General Artist
oh i feel you on that haha I'd be sleeping through half of it xD
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Ellyyyyy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
WOW THIS IS AWESOME :D
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :D haha
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Ellyyyyy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
You're welcome!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
That is AWESOME! Holy crap, love the detail and colours!!
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student General Artist
haha Thank you so much!! :D :hug:
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:iconchobby-cocoa-nutter1:
Wow!! i could never be able to do that, you are amazing!! 
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student General Artist
oh thank you :blush: haha but my no means am I amazing, there are plenty of other artists who are much better than I :D
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:iconchobby-cocoa-nutter1:
aha buts its still really really good.
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much haha :aww: :hug:
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no problem Hug 
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Nice one!
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Sure thing!
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exsinere Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice work and looks beatiful ;з
although seawaves composition is not quite realistic, still it looks nice.
I wish I had oil paints, want to try them so desperately >o<
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
and yeah... not so real waves ^^; It was my fist time painting the ocean or water in general, and I obviously struggled with it ^^;:D hahaha

They are a lot of fun! I find them to be a super thicker version of watercolors haha 
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MoonlightDewz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   Writer
Nice. The ripples of the water and the watery colors of the sunset are so beautiful. :)
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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MoonlightDewz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   Writer
You're welcome. ^^
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sameera95 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
this is really nice! :aww: the only thing i would say really is to make the line between the sea and sky not so obvious as it stands out quite a bit, so just soften it a bit by blending it and it should work :) but i really like this piece :heart:
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
And yeah, I agree with you. It is more of a softer contrast in the actual painting, the picture I took of it brightened the colors a little too much, but I completely see where you are coming from hahaha 
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sameera95 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
no problem :) 
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fusionmarioart Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
very nice
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very lovely! I adore the strong, vibrant colors! :love:
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: :D
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Liz-DarkWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me want to go to the beach >.<
great job!
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brittanyfay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! and I'm glad it has that effect :D 
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Sabi-Cat-13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
still beautiful X3
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