How To Paint Fast Flowing Water

In this YouTube video, I’ll share my process for painting fast flowing water in a river landscape scene. You’ll also see what brushes and colours I use to create photorealistic fast flowing water details.

I start by blocking in the shapes and colours of the reflections in the water, then I paint ripple effects across the surface to recreate the motion of the water. I use a blending brush to smooth out areas of the river, and finalise by painting reflections of light on the water’s surface.

I hope that you enjoy this demonstration, and that it gives you an insight into my process for painting fast flowing water in oil.

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