What’s the main element of a winter landscape painting? SNOW! But the fluffy white stuff isn’t so intuitive for watercolor. To be honest, I struggled with painting snow for a while. It was my nemesis until I nailed down some very simple techniques that I first introduced to you in the Christmas Village tutorial. We’re using those same techniques—salt, white gouache, and negative space—in this nature-inspired piece.
Ready to paint your serene winter landscape masterpiece?
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Watercolor Winter Landscape
00:00 – Intro.
00:21 – Getting started.
01:19 – Painting the sky.
02:58 – Adding salt and white gouache for snow flakes.
04:28 – Painting the landscape.
05:21 – Painting the trees.
08:19 – What happens if you don’t wait until paint dries…
08:35 – Paint dry, now for wet-on-dry trees.
09:35 – Adding snowflakes and snow details to trees.
11:18 – Final thoughts.
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