Tuesday, 27 June 2017

How to Paint Water in Sunsets Part 2

I've added some darker blues now (using Ultramarine Blue with a dot of Cadmium Red Light), firstly along the horizon, smooshing it up into those dark clouds, then dabbing gently over my lighter blue in lines and sections to indicate ripples in the water.  With this mix I also darkened my bigger waves.

With a clean brush, I've gently added the orange glow to the water, starting directly under the sun and fanning out as I come forward.  Dab this in-between the ripples, as the sun's reflection only shows on the smooth surfaces of the water.  (I'm using Cadmium Yellow Deep and the Red Light for this.)

Smooth this very gently over the tops of those dark waves to help soften them.

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