Yes, I’m still playing around with photos from the Newport Fisherman’s Wharf. I liked the way the reflected light from the bay danced across the hull of the white boat.
To paint the reflections I first masked to whitest of the highlights. Then I washed the shadowed part of the hull with a very watery cerulean blue. I used cerulean because of the way it granulates and spreads out across the water unevenly. Then I lifted the lighter areas with a dry brush. Finally I used a small brush to paint in the dark outlines.
The palate is larger than I usually employ. There are three blues, phthalo, cobalt and cerulean. The yellow is raw sienna. The red is quinacridone deep red rose. I used burnt sienna to gray the blues.