I was able to attend a class specifically aimed at painting reflections in a rainy cityscape. I met our instructor, Ron Stocke and his wife Ursula last Friday morning at OSA. After a brief introduction and description of the next few hours Students drew out a simple version of street scene that would give opportunities to paint lots of wet looking reflections. I'll show you the secret through following Ron's painting steps. See if you can figure it out without me stating the obvious.
Step one- A nice juicy mother wash reserving whites on cars and crosswalk strips
Step 2- Stating the shapes of distant buildings, keep them high key + avoid detail.
Step 3 Addition of Figures and vehicles closes to you.... These look really dark uh?
Step 4-Adding a large dark mass for balance and detail as needed.
The Final - A day in the Pacific NorthWest.