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How Beginners Can Compose & Paint A “Non-Boring” Still-Life

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Step 8: Painting A Glass Base With A Shiny Effect

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For the base, use the same color as the top part of the glass, although you can add a little Payne’s Grey to darken it slightly. Leave a sliver of white light on the edge of the glass to create the “shiny” effect, and any highlights as needed. Soften any shadows as necessary, then paint in the lemon’s color in reflected places within the glass’ base. Next, add a thin line of shadow blue on the right side of the glass’ stem to bring it to the foreground more.