Bench on beach – Seascape painting in sketchbook

Seascape sketchbook painting 1

I love painting in sketchbooks because it just takes the pressure off of creating masterpieces. You are allowed to make mistakes inside the journal and you can paint freely. 

In this blog, you can see my process of seascape sketchbook painting covering the whole 2 spreads.

There is a process video at the end of this blog!

You can see all my sketchbook paintings here.

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Acrylic Colors:  

  1. Teal Blue
  2. Prussian Blue
  3. Dark green
  4. Brown (burnt sienna)
  5. White
  6. Black


  • I painted in a A5 acrylic sketchbook..

Acrylic Brushes:

  • I used a size 4 flat brush from this flat brush set which is perfect for this canvas size. If you are painting bigger, then switch to a size that is proportionate with your painting surface.
  • Size 4 liner brush from my favorite miniature brush set
PS. If you need some advice on acrylic painting supplies, check out this article – 3 Basic Acrylic Painting Supplies – The Minimalist List.

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painting steps:

1. Blend teal, prussian & white to paint the sky

2. Add clouds & its shadows with grey

3. Paint the ocean using horizontal strokes

4. Add green and brown to create natural sea colors

5. Paint the beach using brown & white

6. Create sand texture by adding small strokes

7. Draw the bench outline

8. Fill section wise using brown, white & black

9. Highlight with light colors to create dimensions

10. Add shadow with dark colors to create forms

11. Paint the bench shadow on the beach

12. add some more elements to finish the painting

And that’s it… just by following these 12 steps, you can now created your very own seascape  painting in sketchbook.

Did you enjoy following this tutorial? What is the next painting you want me to teach? Let me know how it turned out for you by commenting below!

Happy Painting!

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If you need more guidance, watch my process here:

Thank you!

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