Sunday, January 6, 2013

Painting Snow - Examples from the Past

Thought I would share some examples of my snow scenes I've done through the years.

Idea to post now is from a question I read from someone asking to be directed in how to paint snow.  One person's work I studied to help me was Suzie Short.  (Link takes you to a you-tube video example)  I've also picked up ideas from Susan Scheewe as well as Peter Saw, Gordon MacKenzie and Sterling Edwards.

Basically what I learned is that we don't paint snow..........we paint shadows to create contours of the landscape and cast shadows from surrounding elements.

I practiced laying down lines and curves of gray blues and lavendar untoned blues on paper and while still wet took a clean damp brush and softened the top edges of the paint mark to blend into the white surrounding area.

With snow still covering the ground outside, I really should try some more snow scenes.  They've always been my favorite!!!


Jude said...

Susan...these are beautiful snow scenes.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you, Jude, for the lovely compliment!

Sandy Sandy said...

NICE! Love the one w/ the person and the tree!

Susan Bronsak said...

Thanks, Sandy! That's one of my favorites too. I like the fantasy feel to it with how the sky turned out.

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