“Cliffside Reflections” is a 12″ x 12″ watercolour on canvas. It’s framed in a simple black float frame. I wanted this image of a bird soaring beside a smooth weathered cliffside to have a dreamy feel about it. As I worked at building the cliff, a smokey feeling emerged which I really liked. When I discovered Schminke produces gold and silver watercolour paints, I decided to try them on this painting. At risk of ruining the piece, I used both gold and silver selectively on the cliffside and added some touches of silver to the bird. I really like the subtle richness of these two paints by Schminke. Used as accent colours, they lifted this painting to the point I wanted.