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    Ivan Aivazovsky - Ninth Wave - Help Needed

    Hello,

    I want to paint the Ninth Wave by Ivan Aivazovsky. Does anybody know which colors dominate this painting? Could you give me the names of the colors?

    This painting >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ai...Ninth_Wave.jpg

    Is there site which tells about how to paint this painting?

    Any help that can show me a way to start this painting will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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    70 views but no answers. huh?

    I need help

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    Really no one has an idea about the names of the colors? Come on....

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    First, this is a beautiful painting and thank you for introducing this artist to me. I had never heard or seen his work until this thread.

    I did spend some time searching the internet for more details but could not find anything regarding specific colors he used. And by no means am I any color expert, but here's my 2 cents.

    The bright yellow appears to be a cadmium yellow(cad yellow pale, cad yellow lemon, cad yellow light). It's probably 'brighter' due to the contrasting orange-red clouds surrounding it. The clouds are a brilliant shade possibly created through a mixture of a cad yellow and a cad red, with some of the darker clouds slightly tinted with perhaps some alizarin crimson. The water is a different beast and appears to me to be closer to a cobalt green/cobalt green deep. I personally don't see alot of blue in the water, but someone else may see more than I do.

    It looks like a great challenge and I wish you the best. I hope you post your work once finished. Good luck.

    In further searching, you may want to take a look at other photos of this painting. The one on Wikipedia looks like it
    may have been colorized or enhanced. The colors on the same work of art at http://www.auburn.edu/~mitrege/russi...php?file=00165 show
    an entirely different range of colors (although I personally like the wiki one best.

    Last edited by Sandman_US99; June 20th, 2010 at 12:59 PM. Reason: More Info
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    One, the wikipedia link is not what the painting looks like. Some idiot decided to crank up the saturation in photoshop. Nobody can tell you the colors are because you have to mix them to make them correctly and they can be made in a number of ways.

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    I would guess this is closer to the original.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek the Usurper View Post
    I would guess this is closer to the original.

    Did you ever see the orginal work?

    Thanks for all the answers...

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    On a side note, anyone else confused by the caption in the Wiki


    "This image was selected as a picture of the day for 18 August 2010(2010-08-18). It was captioned as follows:
    English: The Ninth Wave by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky"


    did I miss out on the future?

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    Perhaps they are going to use it as a picture of the day on that day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Featherwurm View Post
    Perhaps they are going to use it as a picture of the day on that day?
    Then you would use a future tense, not past.

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    Here is a time lapse of a similar ocean painting being painted:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj9UWKUFE0s

    Also there are several bob ross episodes where he paints an ocean scene in similar colors. I don't know if you have any way to get access to episodes of The Joy of Painting though, it's not available to view online except by downloading an illegal torrent, and the DVDs are ridiculously expensive. But it you want the episode numbers of the most similar paintings let me know, I can tell you.

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