Beryl Painting Jewel Lake

Beryl was painting across the lake and her orange coat caught my eye. I didn't know it was her until she put up her easel. I spent way too much time on this. Then I had to try to rescue some of it by lifting color. I cropped the part at the top that I didn't like much. It is always a difficult task to paint a light colored tree in a dark background. At least for me it is. I am trying to use Perinone Orange at every opportunity lately. I had it in my palette for months and didn't use it.

Larry Hatfield


  1. I think the reflection came out really well Larry

  2. The first thing I painted was the orange coat and its reflection. I decided to leave the reflected trees dry when I wet the lake area. I think I used 3-4 glazes on the lake. wetting it first each time. I tried to premix some paint first so I could get to it before the paper got too dry.