An award-winning artist and teacher shows how to recapture the beauty and majesty of the sea in this simply written yet authoritative book. Seasoned artists and beginners alike will appreciate its profusely illustrated guidelines, which offer not only step-by-step instructions on depicting seascapes, but also many tips on picture-making in general. Artist Harry R. Ballinger shares insights from his decades of experience with marine painting, clearly explaining the principles on which the sea and surf operate. He combines the basics of composition and color mixing with easy methods for painting surf, sea, skies, sandy beaches, waves, and rocky shores. He also offers invaluable suggestions for choosing everything from the right brush and paint to the appropriate practice subjects. Twelve color and 85 black-and-white illustrations enhance the text.