Snowy Spaulding Meadows & Trees with Dramatic Skies

In this tutorial, Vinita walks you through every step of creating a gorgeous snow scene with some spectacular shadows, the standout feature of the reference photo. Vinita starts by painting the sky area with a brighter color to provide interest to the otherwise minimal color scheme of blues, violets, and greens. She then adds a very pale wash to the middle ground snow area to distinguish it from the foreground snow, which she leaves as the white of the paper. Vinita paints the snow-covered mountains with a violet-blue color, mixing Chinese white in to create the illusion of fog or snow. Follow her step by step and soon you will be able to create a piece that's wall ready too.
Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint close-up trees with a mop brush Why painting upside-down helps you paint skies and mountains How to paint snow How to paint cast shadows How to create separation between your background and foreground Reference Photo      Final Painting       What does yours look like? Send it to us via a message on our Facebook page so we can admire your work and if we have your permission, we can also share it on the page and our website:

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Vinita Pappas
Vinita Pappas


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