Watercolor Techniques for Realistic Snowy Trees & Bushes
Step 9: Adding Contrast And Value
As the forest of evergreen trees is in the background, paint the snow on these trees using the same purple-blue color used for the underside of the bush, so the white snow on the bush stands out even more (make sure the paint for these trees has dried before doing so). With the size 4 brush, use the same color to pull out the shadow underneath the bush. Remember that you don’t have to paint every single shadow, and that you can make compositional changes.