As I continue to work on the water I start with reflections from both the land and the sky. Keep in mind the ripples and movement of the water. Pay close attention to what's going on. Because acrylics are permanent, you can paint right over the top when they dry until you get what you are looking for.
Finally I arrive at the front of the painting...the foreground and lay in the brush.
After I finished the painting I still felt it needed something. Why not a moose. Of course they are native to this area. And maybe an old broken down cabin. I turn the moose head to the left so it directs the viewer back into the painting.
Keep in mind that the colors on the website are not true to the actual painting but gives you a good idea of what the painting looks like.
If you every have any questions about painting, drop me a note and I'd be happy to try and answer your questions.
Thanks for taking a look at my painting process.