Painting Impactful Reflections with Michael King

May 15, 2021


When: May 15th @ 11am

Painting Impactful Reflections with Michael King

Join painter and educator Michael King for a selection of fundamental principles for painting reflections in water using oil paints. This demo will show how to look at water on location, or in a photograph, to determine where to start and how to end when painting reflections. Michael encourages notes that when an artist knows what to look for, the process of painting reflections is simple and rewarding. Key aspects of Michael’s demo will include controlling values and shifting colour temperature. Though this demo will be in oil paint, the theories behind painting reflections are applicable to, and very helpful for, use in all coloured paint mediums! Perfect for anyone looking to boost their knowledge of painting reflections in water; beginners and experienced painters alike!

Materials List

Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors 

  • Titanium White
  • Hansa Yellow Med
  • Cad Red Med
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Cerulean Blue Hue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Transparent Red Earth
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Viridian Green
  • Transparent Orange

Low Odour Solvent such as Opus Essential Odourless Solvent, or Winsor & Newton Sansodor

Long, Flat synthetic bristle brushes sizes 2 to 8 such as DaVinci Grigio (Flat) or Princeton Aspen (Flat) Brushes 

Palette Knife for mixing paints

Glass Palette 

Canvas or board as the painting surface

A rag for cleaning brushes


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Artist Bio

Michael is a contemporary Canadian painter and art instructor based in Port Coquitlam. He works primarily as an oil painter and is known for soft plein air landscapes, modern still lifes, and portraiture. With an eye for how light, shadow, and colour temperature form the fundamental elements of a scene, King’s practice blends representation with Impressionistic aesthetics.








May 15, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm