Painting reflections on road with watercolor
The first step to creating reflections on the road is to very lightly wet the road surface with a soft brush.
Then I quickly dropped in some of the tree and shrub colors, from the paint mixes I had left over from the previous steps, with downward strokes to create the reflections on the road surface. You cannot afford to fiddle with this or you will muddy up the road surface. I had very little paint in my brush as I wanted the reflections to stay in place rather than flow everywhere.
Remember, reflections on the road are always towards the viewer while shadows are away from the light.
I used some dry brush stokes at the interface between the green foliage and the roadway to make the connection between the two more real and believable.
I then left the painting to dry and looked it over. I later added some more foliage on the right hand side trees to bring that forward, the painting was finished so I signed it.
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