Improving a Painting with a Squeegee

December 20, 2021

I wanted to work on the water reflections beneath the Island in the painting.

In the first picture, I squeezed tube colours and white directly onto the canvas.

In picture 2, I dragged horizontally with an ordinary squeegee to spread out the paint.

In picture 3, I did some light brushstrokes to smooth the transitions. The result was a more realistic reflection that looked fresh, not overworked. The lattice-work reflections at the bottom of the paintings were done intentionally with a stencil, and are intended to create a dreamlike portrayal of the cloud reflections. I like to juxtapose fantasy and realism.

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