Alizarin Crimson (perm)
1” Flat Brush
1/4” Flat Brush
1/2” Bristle Brush
#2 Rigger Brush
1/4 or 1/8 sheet
Cold Pressed or Rough
Old Towel to wipe
your brushes on
© john lovett MMVIII
Reflections in rippling water
Sometimes the best approach is understated suggestion rather than careful rendering. The boat is the subject here,
all the reflection has to do is lead the eye up to the centre of interest while suggesting an expanse of broken water.
Don’t be tempted to over do the reflection. Remember it’s a subtle suggestion, we don't want it to compete with
the centre of interest, just lead the eye up to it.
The small geometric marks made with your 1/4” flat brush (shadows under jetty, boat windows and details etc.) should
be kept as square and sharp as possible. Keeping your brush fairly upright will help stop the brush heel producing
Indian Yellow can be used in place of Quinacridone Gold.