Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Reflections in Water

Here is a rule that comes in handy when painting reflections on the water. Light objects reflect darker and dark objects make a reflection that is lighter. As you can see from this photo, the white boat casts a darker reflection in the water and the dark motor reflects lighter in the water. Don't ask me why but its always that way.
I have made an 11 minute video on the subject of waves and water. Click here
You can see a list of my other videos HERE.


Kathy in North Florida said...

I just wanted to thank you for all your insightful tips on painting. As someone who is just starting out to develop my skills as an painter you have given me a wealth of information that no class room could ever touch. Tonight I read everyone of your blogs just so I could glean what nuggets I could from your wisdom and knowledge and I come away tonight filled with inspiration that I am on my right path. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Susan B said...

Hi Roger, I'm a new fan of yours and I love your work. I'm been self-teaching myself how to paint for years and still have so much to learn. I love your blog and all your tips of the trade are so helpful to me. So thank you so much for all the great information. One note, though, re: a link on your blog that didn't work...It's the link for your 11 minute video on waves and water (my favorite subject to paint). I would love to see it, so let me know if you have a link that works. Thanks again!! You're a great source of inspiration to me as a "student" painter. --Susan Berg