Plant reflections in water
I've picked oil painting back up after a long hiatus. Basically, decorative art, but occasionally I step outside that box and try to really master something different.
I've ran into a problem!. I have a pond surrounded by reeds, trees, foliage etc. My pond color for the dark is YO, TB and BU so its fairly dark, there are lighter values of green water in the pond also.
I painted in the reflections, leaves, flowers, leaves etc. then I layed in the blue lines indicating moving water. And then I carefully, moped the pond.
Well, my reflections became so muted as to almost be invisible. Sigh.
Where did I go wrong? I now have non-reflecting reflections!.
Sure would love to post a picture...alas, camera's broke.
Appreciate any advice that you have.