Watercolor Techniques for Realistic Snowy Trees & Bushes
Step 4: Painting Snow By Painting Its Surroundings
When the tree is dry, wash your brushes, and with the size 8 brush, mix a sky color with Manganese, Cerulean, and Peacock Blue. Add this sky blue wash in the area around the tree, and as you get closer to the branches, switch to the smaller brush to paint around the snow sitting on top. Don’t forget to paint around the snow on the ground as well! This is called painting the “negative space”, where you paint the space around an object to define it.