Start by sketching out your design on canvas using a light pencil to help plan the composition of your painting. Then, begin painting the sky in various shades of blue, using a light blue in the upper sky and a darker blue near the horizon.
Next, paint the ocean in shades of blue and green, using light colors near the shore and darker colors in the distance. To create the illusion of depth, be sure to use a variety of brushstrokes, including horizontal strokes for the distant ocean and shorter, vertical strokes for the closer water.
Now it's time to add the white bird. Begin by painting the body in a light color, then add the wings in a slightly darker shade. Finally, paint the beak and legs in a dark color.
To finish your painting, add a few final touches, such as some wispy clouds in the sky and some highlights on the waves. And that's it! With a little patience and practice, you'll be able to paint a beautiful white and black bird on a serene ocean background.