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.