Dunkaan pencil sketch.
In my composition arrangement, there is a stopper, an eye path and echo waves. Note that I deleted the tire which I felt is over powering the composition. I replaced it instead with a bucket to justify the story of the scene.
I start on the top left which is the reflection of the roof. It is almost a silhouette. Leaving out the whites for the waves.
Working on the left side, the darkest part of the water is achieved with a mixture of Payne's gray and phthalo blue. Note that I leave out whites for the water lily.
Bottom left of the painting are placed leave-outs for the water lilies on the foreground.
Establish a gradient on the waters.
A masking tape is a handy tool for preserving the parts you want protected. Paint the foliage reflection in the water.
Ad twigs with a rigger brush.
Paint the dark reflection of the boat. Note that I do not use pure blacks. Instead I use Payne's gray mixed with ultramarine blue.
Now adding in gradient the light blue reflection of the sky.
Painting the cemented edge of the wharf with warm grays.
Add depth and details to the reflection of the house on the water.
Add the shadowed reflection of the upper boat.
Paint the shadow cast by the bucket.
Splattered paint on the left area on purpose.
Establish the wooden barge.
Do the texture on the wooden makeshift barge, the bamboo and the bark.
Paint the bucket red.
There might be some live tilapia swimming inside.
Add details, depth and shadows to the waterlilies.
Now to paint the inside of the top boat.
Paint the hull of the upper boat.
Working on the lower boat, paint with a gradient of phthalo blue.
Continue with the inside of the boat.
Step back from time to time and see the progress of the painting from a distance.
Add impressions on the flooring of the boat.
Add the slats for the seat.
Let us paint the red part on the inside of the boat.
Continue with the reds.
Fill those reds.
Now to add slippers beside the bucket to create a story.
Seeing the slippers... viewers will tend to ask "Where is the fisherman?" This will give a twist or added interest to the story.
watercolor on paper
36 x 52 cm
© 2016 Edbon Sevilleno
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