For this one I began with a grisaille (natural umber). Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of this stage.
90% of the time I was using a large flat brush (1"), 5% a fan brush and the rest of time a small brush for details. Actually I use two brushes at the same time, one for light colors, the other for dark colors.
The little yellow dots are made with an acrylic marker
My goal was to have strong contrats between almost black shadows and pure white on the reflections on water. I think it's a simple way to get a strong impact.

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Comment by Karen Ilari on April 26, 2017 at 6:14pm

Lovely Philippe! Yep, strong contrast is always an eye catcher! I love seeing the stages. Beautiful!

Comment by Linda Wooding on April 11, 2017 at 10:36am

Oh, great!! We get to watch this masterpiece unfold step by step!!  I think your objectives have been met so far and I can hardly wait to see the progression!!  Happy Painting!

Comment by Wenda Spooner on April 8, 2017 at 2:14pm

well, it sure made an impact on me!  thanks for sharing the work in progress. i just love these!

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