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Turning A Famous Painting Into A Watercolor Study

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Step 7: Painting Ripples And Fixing Backwashes

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Go back to your purple mix, dilute it, then cover more of the water area. Try to paint the rippling effect of the water’s surface by thinking about the way the waves move.

Streak in Cerulean Blue, then more Cobalt Violet Light. Use the Yellow Ochre mix for the area around the sun’s reflection, and French Ultramarine for the right side of the water. If you see any dry backwashed areas (i.e. areas where too much liquid has flooded the paper and made a watermark), you can soften them with water, or cover them with a layer of paint.