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Monday, September 19, 2011

DORDRECHT AND HELSINKI

Der Grote Kerk in Dordrecht, Netherlands. This scene showed me something I've never really noticed, shadows and reflections on water. They are tricky and I didn't get it quite right. Anyone know a good trick?

This one is Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland designed by one of my favorite architects Alvar Aalto. It's big for me, a double spread on the 8 1/2 x 11 Moleskin (need a bigger brush).
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2 comments:

  1. Dan,
    Your shadows look great.
    Reflections are usually directly mirrored under your object. You could try wet on wet for a softer watery reflection. Look for high contrast in areas where you see the sky vs the darkness of the object.

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  2. Thanks for the idea. I'll try out the wet on wet next time. If I do that first, where the shadows and reflections overlap the shadow can go on when dry.

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