View Full Version : Tips on painting puddles - anyone?

06-11-2001, 11:36 AM
I was wondering if anyone was any tips on painting puddles? I have done some using the technique of lifting paint to show the highlights but is not reliable. Any tips would help. Thanks so much!!!

06-11-2001, 05:35 PM
Have you tried dry brush or a weak wash but making sure you have an eliptical looking puddle.Dont forget if you are doing reflections show them vertical brush marks.And dont forget to keep them level so they dont look like thewater is running off the page.
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06-11-2001, 10:44 PM
Reflect the sky colours in the puddles, and any reflections of any objects would be pulled straight down. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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06-12-2001, 06:32 AM
If lifting is a problem you need to establish what colors in your pallette are "stainers" and which one lift more easily. For puddles I prefer to leave the white of the paper and then as suggested, a light wash of colors that reflect the sky or immediate surroundings.. Let us see what you are working on and any reference you may be using ok? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


06-14-2001, 06:27 AM
I agree lifting paint after is not reliable,
best to preserve the white of the paper by either painting around or using masking fluid. Then when rest is dry you can paint in the reflections of sky or building ,

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06-14-2001, 09:21 AM
Thanks everyone for your help. I am painting a small landscape and was struggling with the water.
I will post it for critique when finished. I have been very busy lately in my engineering job, and haven't had time for my art.