We are so lucky to be living in a day where anything we need to grow as an artist can be found on the web. The information is out there, it’s a matter of taking time to sort through the noise to find what’s best for our personal artistic needs. In my case recently it’s gathering information on mixing snow colors, building layers of acrylic paints to give a scene depth, getting good values, color harmony, and achieving atmospheres that I envision for my work.
A Country Road Snow Study, is an acrylic painting (8×10) painted on a gesso-prepared board. This painting is based on a youtube video that I saw done by artist Michael Pickett at http://www.pickettonline.com (A Country Road Snow Scene). I’m not going to rate his video or painting, rather say that I picked up a few things like: using layers of paint to build a scene, mixing snow colors, establishing light and shadows, and the effects by several types of brushes. While I stayed close to Michael’s instructions, my snow shadow colors are more of a bluish hue with a hint of red.
I’m hoping that over time the areas mentioned above will improve over time as I paint more snow scenes.
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