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How to Paint Reflections in Water, Using Watercolor Paints

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Style 1: Painting a Simple Reflection in Water
How to Paint Reflections in Water

Paint the water across the reflected windmill

Image: © Andy Walker

Now you've got the first reflected windmill painted and it has dried, it is just a simple matter of painting the water surface. This is done by laying down a cerulean blue wash over the entire water area, going right over the reflected windmill itself as well are the reflected foreground and bushes.

This dulls the reflected windmill colors and makes them look as if they are in water – just what you want to achieve.

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