This means that once the base colors are painted, they are tinted accordingly to work on the light and dark spots. The whole thing is always finer graded and worked out in more detail, until ultimately the desired plastic effect on the canvas. Finally, the extremely dark and bright details, such as Highlights applied to enhance sharpness and depth. The next construction site is the diver in the beak of the kingfisher. The diver is built up just like the bird. As it is darker, I used a black color to make the basic shape. Painting water has its difficulties. If you also want to describe how to paint it, it will be almost impossible to give an easy-to-understand explanation. That’s why the photos will say more than the text. Water or water splashes consist mainly of reflections of the environment, sparkling highlights and refractions. In this picture, I have first applied some dark green spots, which have the same hue of the water and thus represents the reflection of the water surface.