Watercolor Techniques For Painting Water Reflections

In this easy-to-follow tutorial, Steve Curl will guide you through the process of painting a creek or river landscape with a boat and dock piling. Steve also shares valuable tips on framing your paintings and creating a strong composition. By starting with a little window around your paper, you can create a margin for your painting and avoid having to cover any part of it with a mat. Steve also provides tips on sizing your painting to fit standard window sizes in a mat that can be found at any art store. This can save you money on custom framing. Steve shows you how to draft in shapes for a visually engaging and interesting scene. You'll learn how to create a sky shape, tree shapes, and a river bank. You'll also get tips on how to create reflections in the water, including mirroring any trees or objects reflected in the water. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced painter, this video has something for everyone. Improve your skills and create beautiful landscape paintings with this must-watch tutorial.
PREVIEW Essential preparation tips with pencil and paper before your first brushstroke How to tackle your painting in multiple stages, and how to determine each stage What dimensions you should pick for your painting How scraping can be used as a watercolor technique for painting forests How to paint realistic reflections on water with wet-on-wet watercolor techniques How "lifting" watercolor techniques create the illusion of sun reflecting on water How to create "visual cues" to create the illusion of water What colors you can mix for realistic water What colors you can mix for realistic autumn forests Paints On The Palette (Holbein Artists’ Watercolors) Opera Permanent Alizarin Crimson Permanent Violet Mineral Violet Cobalt Blue Cerulean Blue Peacock Blue Manganese Blue Nova Ultramarine Deep Prussian Blue Hooker’s Green Cadmium Green Deep Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber Indigo Payne’s Grey Paper:  Arches 140-pound coldpress watercolor paper, 14″ x 11″ Brushes: Silver Brush Black Velvet: Jumbo Round mop brush (medium) Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 12) Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 8) Any flat brush with a clean edge Miscellaneous: HB or 2B pencil Kneaded eraser A towel or rag to rest brushes on Tissue or paper towel LESSON NOTES...

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Steve Curl
Steve Curl


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