Reflections on a glass surfacePosted: August 22, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized 7 Comments
I have my work cut out for me today, cleaning up this mess. But before I start, it seems like a good idea to observe and paint how all these bits reflect on a glass surface. For this one, it’s all about the values, so first I try to identify the lights (sunny side of the objects), mid-tones (the glass surface) and the darks (reflections and shadows on glass). Here’s the process:
- After a quick drawing on watercolour paper, I paint the objects and their reflections, mostly with a light green wash.
- When that’s dry, I paint the glass surface with some saturated blue (leaving a few bits of white), at times glazing over the reflections as well, to darken them slightly. A reflection of an object is often a little darker than the object itself.
- The last step is to put in the darks, which for the most part, are the undersides of the objects, as well as their shadows.
You were right. Work cut out. Appears purposely.
Love this !!! & appreciate your text ; this would make a great video class
thank you as always
Thanks Soni. Eventually I will do a class on painting smaller objects or small still lifes. As soon as I get more time indoors.
Love your colours as well as your delivery – scrumptious!
“Thank you“ to the storm that left this for you to paint for us! It’s amazing the things you find teachable moments in.
The storm was created by the squirrels eating the acorns in the oak tree above! Thanks Denise.