Easy Way To Paint Reflections In Water

Surprisingly Easy Method Uses A Basic Technique

This is the easiest way to create soft, indistinct reflections. It’s an easy skill to learn and creates very believable reflections.

Reflections In Water

The best way to create “water” in your paintings is to make sure it looks reflective. No matter the size or form of the body of water you are painting – from the smallest puddle to open ocean – needs to look reflective. 

Creating reflections that look right is simply a matter of adding an indication of the reflected object into the surface of the water. Surprisingly, this can often be the barest minimum of shape or color.  It really doesn’t take much since reflections are often very indistinct. 

Simple Technique 

This method in this lesson really hangs on simple Wet-In-Wet painting technique. This is a simple and basic watercolor painting technique that is hard to master.  This lesson will help you learn to manage wet-in-wet washes and marks while learning the easy way to reflections.  

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