Winter has finally arrived in the UK. We were doing very well up until last week. Not bad going for November. When I first moved down to Eastbourne we had some snow for two winters in a row, but nothing since. If you want snow, you need to go up north. If there is anything I do miss about the USA is the seasons. Though I shouldn’t complain too much as we have had a few sunny, although cold days recently.
I can’t claim all of the credit for this painting as I followed a lesson on youtube. I didn’t use all of the same colors and I left out a couple of hills, but I did learn some new techniques that I can use in other projects. Here is a wintery scene:
Cold Winter – Acrylic on Mount Card – 10×11.5 Inches
Hopefully you can see the texture. Few colors were used. I used texture paste on the card that I got free from a picture framer near where I work. I couldn’t get a clearer photo. There is a very neat trick for painting trees: I drew the trunk with conte pencil and then painted the dark around it. After sealing the trunks with binder, I went over them with oil pastel as I lost some of the trunks.
Happy Winter everyone!