Winterscapes In Watercolor
Discover the unique aspects of painting a winterscape
Landscapes have lots of elements — the sky, land, rocks, water and trees. Then, if you want to do winter scenes, painting snow is a whole other element to learn. Trying to paint snowscapes can be challenging for a beginner painter. One key point to remember is to tell a story or find an interesting focal point. You can’t paint everything, so you need to simplify by cropping in on a section that has interest to you.
In this course, I’ll guide you through a step-by-step aspen landscape. The steps will be easy to follow. You can go at your own pace.
You’ll also learn all about edges and how important they are in your painting. I’ll show you how to soften edges, teach you how to paint four types of edges and give you examples of when to use them.
I’ll also teach you a simple way to sign your signature that works every time — a way to blend it into your paintings.
You’ll learn the skills to:
- Draw the snowscape painting
- Use a sponge and brush to paint the foliage
- Paint the snow and shadows
- Paint an aspen’s texture and branches
- Glaze aspens for shadow
- Splatter on the tress for a special effect
- Sign your signature
- The techniques you’ll learn in this course include:
- Saving your whites with masking tape or masking fluid
By the end of this course, you’ll have the basic knowledge and skills to paint a snowscape featuring aspens.
This course is for beginners or someone who never was taught the basic skills and techniques required to paint a snowscape.
Let's go play in the snow!
As a native of San Diego and graduate of San Diego State University, I have been painting and exhibiting my work for more than 30 years throughout Southern California. The bold lines, fluid shapes, and my color palette are influenced by my father’s paintings and my degree in graphic design.
In much of my work, I seek to capture our emotional and visceral response to a fleeting but sublime moment in time, a combination of color, intensity, movement, and expression.
While known for my representational and abstract work, my love is for portraits, and I have been honored with awards that include Best in Show for Cowboy at the San Dieguito Off Track Gallery and the Logan Award and Golden Award for Maasai Boy at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s 34th International Show.
For over a decade, I have been running workshops and juried watercolor shows in the San Diego area while teaching all levels of watercolor painting at a local community college and in my studio in Encinitas, CA. I find tremendous satisfaction from teaching and seeing my students, improve, gain confidence, and express themselves through watercolor.