Reflections at Yaddo

8×10″ | Oil
Private collect in New York, NY

Here’s the painting I completed Friday afternoon at Yaddo during my private workshop.
Some pointers on painting reflections.

  • Careful observation is always key to improving your paintings. Take your time to view how the water interacts with light, and surrounding objects.
  • Reflected sky light will always appear darker in the water.
  • Reflected dark objects, like trees, figures, etc. will appear lighter/duller in appearance.
  • Your reflected edges will appear fuzzier and lighter than the reflected shadows directly by the shoreline.

Until next time…