Reflections of Autumn


This is a small body of water in Ohio County, Indiana. To do a lake picture you draw a horizon line, then put in the features above it, like the trees and sky. Next, you do a mirror image of them below. There are ripples in water, so just paint small white streaks across the reflected objects. Even better, rub your finger across them to give a distortion that waves or ripples would make. On trunks of trees put in a light side and a shadow side to give depth and shape.

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October 29, 2008

Larraine @ 8:45 pm #

I am an autumn person too! I love this painting! And I love that I have had several occasions to see the beautiful fall leaves of the Eastern states. I wish I could see them this year!

October 30, 2008

Jennifer @ 6:53 am #

I love the reflections and the beautiful colors. This really is a beautiful time of year!

Christine @ 7:18 am #

I love how you explained how to make reflections and give depth on the trees. That is very simple and yet so effective.

November 15, 2008

Heather @ 10:02 pm #

This is so beautiful!

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