Painting water can be challenging. However, if you examine closely you will see overlapping transparent colors. At times, it can be a kalidescope of color. The rich blue and soft lavender hues in the sky complemented the water view. It was a simple quick painting study applied for a class I taught. I had mixed the colors and had not had a chance to.paint the piece until after I had instructed the lesson. This will be a piece I will be selling in January.