Our area saw some winter precipitation this week, so I wanted to share with you one of my favorite paintings. This painting is one that I teach my beginner students....it uses many watercolor techniques and is a painting fairly easily to execute as a beginner. This painting demonstrates the use of a wash as well as some sponging in the trees, shadowing, blending colors in the fence posts, and some basic instruction on picture composition and interest. Several different sizes of paint brushes are used: a large flat, a medium round, and a liner brush.
The trees are painted while the sky is still wet so that the trees and sky can blend. Color is sponged in after the wash; and while wet, the branches are scratched in using a palette knife or the edge of a credit card.
Enjoy the beauty of winter and capture it on paper. When July comes, we can cool off by looking at our winter scene.