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Lesson No.10 - A Different Technique to Interpret Reflections
I decided to head down toward the bottom right of the canvas and then work my way across. It doesn't really matter where you go from here but here the reflections are quite different to paint. They are more swirly with lovely blue light that is reflected from the sky. So I gradually added more blue to my mix as I headed down to the bottom of the canvas. I made it as dark as possible - by the time I got to the bottom it was just Ultramarine Blue with a dash of Cadmium Red, eliminating the yellow altogether. Then it was just a matter of swirling in a light blue while the paint was wet and lightly feathering it off to get rid of hard edges.