How to Paint a Seascape With Reflections in Watercolor


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and
today we will paint a waterscape in watercolor. We begin by marking a horizon line
with pencil, using a square. Very good! I placed it on the upper third
more or less. Now we get that upper part wet. And we paint close to the horizon line with yellow ocher. Like so. Then above it, a reddish color
and then a blue. It will be a darker blue on the
upper part, and a lighter blue close to the red. While the paint and the paper
are wet, I can make some clouds
and the Sun by dabbing a tissue paper. All right! And while it is wet I can add more
if I want to. And now, below the horizon line I apply similar colors that will be reflecting on the water. But this time on a dry paper with little water on the brush
and using the brush almost flat, almost parallel to the surface. So that I can produce this effects
of not getting the paint everywhere but leaving blank, little spots. I want this of course, to give the illusion
of light reflections on the water. Ok, good! I like the tone. Now, I get the paper wet again all of it this time. And by the way, I can lightly
scrub some of the edges of the paint if I need to smooth it out
a little. Like here on the edges of my Sun
which I clean up with a harder brush. I want more orangy yellow
close to the horizon, both above and below it. And I also soften the clouds
a little and add some darkens on top of it. And far over there, on the horizon
above the water, I draw a darker line indicating some mountains… …far away mountains. All right! Good! And let´s also paint the reflection. Now in order to have all of this
look like, it is at the distance I feel we need a close-by-plane
so we draw just the corner of a hill, for which I´m using
a dark green slightly brownish color. And growing from it, let´s paint
some trees and plants. This also will be very dark! I may have to go over them again. Some branches… like so… Some grass from the ground and more branches in different directions. Some here, even going down. I don´t want this trees to be totally dry,
and therefore we paint some leaves. Some over here, and some to this other side. Good! And another branch. And here to the right, let´s add
some more branches. And lastly we can reinforce
and add shading , to the once we have. Like this! very good! Let´s add some birds to give it
more life! Some final touches and it´s ready! If you enjoyed it, please
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on Tuesday 😉 Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

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