reflection reflection

Reflective Study; casein on board; 7" x 4.25"

Reflecting on the reflections of yesterday's painting, I wanted to do some studio studies of water.  I need to learn more about casein's unique properties and stop treating it like oil paint.  That was my mistake yesterday - applying my oil painting experience to a decidedly-non-oil-based media.  I'm much happier with the results above where I used a loaded dry brush to add ripples to the edges of reflected forms.  Composition matters a lot when dealing with reflections too.  One 'should' either include more of the subject - or more of the reflection - not equal amounts of each. 

This is number 64 of my 100-Painting Reboot.  Plenty of time for more reflection.

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