How to Paint the Ocean on Canvas

By Ralph Papa

Painting the ocean on canvas begins by determining the horizon line, adding streaks of blue as shadows in the water and using white to illustrate the waves and highlights on its surface. Practice painting the ocean, complete with sky and beach, with creative advice from a professional artist in this free video on painting with acrylics.

About the Author

Ralph Papa, a native New Yorker, began sketching and painting as a child growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and he exhibited regularly in Greenwich Village in the 1960s.