Giverny – Bridge and Lily Pad Session



Been sketching the past couple of days, but nothing worth posting. Spent a short session on Giverny a couple days ago, working in the bridge and finished the first pass at the lily pads. I’m happy with the bridge itself – proportion, hue are solid – but the reflection in the water is a total fail. For a closer look at the water reflection fail, see the zoom-in view below. 



Good news is I’m fairly confident it can be fixed. The canvas soaked in the very light layer of paint I tried to use in the reflection, so I wasn’t able to get the right look when I tried to incorporate the water shimmer effects using a dry brush. There simply wasn’t enough wet paint on the surface to manipulate. Another slap-me-in-the-face lesson from the persnickety painting gods. 

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