Port Aransas Art Center

Painting Realistic Waves

A step by step, deep dive into painting waves realistically. Students will learn to render spray, froth, backlight, and all fundamentals, tips and tricks of wave painting.

Wade Koniakowsky, one of the nation’s leading ocean-inspired artists, began painting at the age of six and started surfing before he was 12. By blending these two passions, he has gained worldwide recognition for his oil paintings of the ocean.


Material List for Painting Realistic Waves


Acrylic Paint

Titanium White

Cadmium Red

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Yellow

Yellow Ochre

Ultramarine Blue

Phthalo Blue

Phthalo Green

Dioxazine Purple



3 or 4 sizes from about ½ ‘ wide on down to flats, filberts and round,  and one detail brush



2-11” x 14” Canvas Panels or stretched canvas


Paper Towels

Water Jar


November 13 @ 12:00
12:00 — 15:30 (3h 30′)

Port Aransas Art Center

Wade Koniakowsky

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