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Watercolor Techniques for Realistic Snowy Trees & Bushes

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Step Two

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With the size 8 brush, mix a batch of Indigo, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Green Deep, and Payne’s Grey for a very dark green-blue. You can add a touch of Burnt Sienna to tone down the blue, and test the color on a piece of scrap paper beforehand. Start painting the branches, in the areas with no snow. You don’t have to paint every single detail; instead, focus on painting the feeling the snowy tree gives and the way it’s growing in its environment. Remember to keep your brushstrokes irregular – too much consistency in nature makes it look manufactured.