Improve your painting skills learning how to see reflections and flowing water. Then learn to paint them with Alcohol Ink.

Paint what you see, not what you know or think you know.

Find out why water looks the way it does, the reflective nature of water and how it changes our observation of water. See how your angle to the subject changes what is reflected and how the time of day changes the colors in the water.

In order to paint reflections we have to observe – angle, distortion, color shift, movement’s affect on the water.

The class is in two sections: Reflections and Rivers and StreamsReflections

  • Still Water – Color Shift
  • Ripples – How Much Movement?
  • Pick a Project and Share


  • Easy River Over Rocks
  • Mixing Your Own Colors
  • Deep, Fast River
  • Pick a Project and Share

Enjoy the Student Gallery:

Student Gallery Level 3 Water Part 1 from Sheryl Williams on Vimeo.

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  1. A+++ Sheryl! I learned so much. You are very helpful and patient with everyone! Thank you for your time and all your efforts.

  2. Sheryl has a has such a wide range of knowledge, she can see things I couldn’t. Her patience and humor were really welcome. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to widen their range of painting. Totally worth it! Thank you Sheryl – again!

  3. Very challenging course. Learned a lot!

  4. I loved this. I think water may be my favorite after animals.

  5. Learned a lot about observing


    Reflections are very different than I thought they were. This course helped me change the way I see and thus the way I paint. Loved the subject matter.

  6. Water Level 4


    I really enjoyed this course. Learning how to paint moving water was fun!! Sheryl’s videos and narration were so detailed! I plan to come back at some point and paint other River scenes.

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