Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Since the forecast is snow, snow and more snow I may as well just do a painting of snow.

I used three colours on this painting; French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and raw sienna.

The sky was washed in, soft trees were added into the background while the paper was still fairly damp and a little salt was sprinkled into the sky and background to create "snowflakes".

As the paper dried closer foreground trees were painted in with small amounts of salt added to each layer.

Once the painting was completely dry the "growies" were painted in and a few brighter snowflakes were picked out with a razor blade.

Thank you to new collector Mr. Jim McLean of Toronto, Ontario on his purchase of this original 10-1/2" x 13-3/4” framed watercolour.