Two-Day Carlsbad Wave Painting Workshop June 19-20

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Wednesday June 19th - Thursday June 20th 11-3 pm in Carlsbad CA. 

"Wave Intensive" - This is a step by step, deep dive into painting waves realistically. You will learn to deal with spray, froth, backlight and other fundamentals of wave painting. 

Wade is coming off of 4 back to back wave painting retreats applying some new methods that have worked very well- he’s looking forward to applying them to this workshop!

For those of you who have already taken one of Wade's wave painting workshops, please note that he will be introducing two NEW pieces of reference that have never been used! Wade will send these in pre-workshop instructions upon sign up.

This will be a group of up to 10 students taught by Wade Koniakowsky. Bring your own supplies. A supply list will be provided. *You may paint in oil if you're comfortable painting wet on wet. 

The painting workshops will be held at an Airbnb in Carlsbad, just two miles from the beach. You will receive the address upon sign up. If you're interested in staying at the airbnb location please contact Lynn at  

Light refreshments will be provided.

Reference will be provided. Images are sample scenes. 

Workshop details: 

Day 1- After introductions and a bit of “get to know you” time, our day will begin with a quick lesson on COLOR and VALUES. Values are the lightness to darkness of your paint and are referenced in a 10 step scale that is included on the color wheels that I will provide the class.

From there, we will move into the mechanics of waves. This is a fairly thorough breakdown of how waves move, and how light falls on this moving form. Keep in mind that in wave painting, you’re painting a scene that happens in a split second.

Next we will do a quick analysis of color most often used in the wave painting we’ll be doing, with particular emphasis on color TEMPERATURE (warm colors vs cool colors in wave painting).

From this point on, I will be painting along with you, demonstrating step by step how to execute the scene. As we get into painting “froth” on the wave face, we’ll discuss the use of a “script brush” or “liner” for creating froth.

Day 2- We’ll begin with a brief analysis of what we learned on Day 1, looking at our work from Day 1, getting a fresh perspective, and delving into how we approach our second scene. Once again, I will be demo -painting along with you, step by step.