Spring by the Ocean


599. Spring by The Ocean Watercolor painting by Mariko Irie

I painted this painting as my demonstration at my workshop.

One of students requested to paint seascape, especially waves.


People ask me how to paint waves.

My way is: go to a beach, staring waves coming and going for least half of hour. And paint the scene.

Painting from only photo is so difficult, because I have to know how waves move. When I’m painting, the memory comes back. And then in my painting, waves move.


I’m a realist. I love to watch.

I hope that you enjoy this painting. It’s warm springtime by the ocean. Can you hear waves coming and going?



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