This is another image that I’ve been working on for my watercolour class. I want it to be all about colour, lots of colour. I really love doing the reflections of things in the water. I think that as colourful as it is it may not be in it’s final form. My question is do the reflections need more work. They are each one colour from the boat to the bottom and maybe they could be broken up more. Either broken up with some detail or maybe by adding another colour. I’ve long wanted in my painting to have bright colours and this certainly has that. A very contemporary feel.
I used a very neat watercolour technique that I learned from one of my early influences, Zoltan Szabo. The bridge at the top was all painted exactly the same colour and value as the shadow at the right side. Then when it was dry I lifted out with a wet brush all the rest of the bridge except for the shadow. It’s a lovely effect that almost seems to create a drop shadow around the shadow.