SOLDWater by itself has no color , It gets its color by reflecting things about it. The sky and a sunset sets the mood and the colors used.
As you can see the color of blue is in the shy however its only obvious in the darker shadows of the small rippling waves. The light which is the sun glows of yellow filled the pure white. The far banks are grayed and blurred by the distance of atmosphere. I love the challenge of water the reflections of objects sky light and atmosphere. Give it a try you can go to the same spot and paint and have a different painting each time by the changes of the day, time and conditions. Wanted to share some water thoughts with this quick study.