A Winter Landscape Scene

Painting Snow On The Branches Of Fir Trees

A snowy November left the evergreen boughs of piled heavy with the white stuff. It’s a beautiful scene and one that inspired this painting lesson. We’ll use a thumbnail sketch to plan and guide placement of the underlying composition. We’ll use lots of the wet-into-wet technique in an effort to show the soft textures of snow. It’s an easy lesson that will get you ready for winter!

This lesson can be watched with at least a PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP.

Already  a Basic Member?  Upgrade to PREMIUM from your Account Page.

Already a Premium Member?  Click here to login  

Not a Premium Member yet? Join below.

A snowy November left the boughs of evergreens covered with lots of snow. It’s a beautiful scene and one that inspired this video.

We’ll be working with a thumbnail sketch for this painting. It will help us to compose bigger shapes and organize where we’ll have our lights, darks and middle value areas.

In the painting itself, we’ll get more practice with wet-into-wet technique in an effort to show the soft textures of snow.
And we’ll use techniques particularly useful for showing the branches of fir and pine trees – dry-in-wet and drybrush.

We’ll be using a palette of colors that work really well for winter landscape scenes. It is basically a primary triad, but with low intensity versions of red and yellow.

It looks complicated but it’s really not.

Go ahead and give it a try!

What you’ll need:

Related Lessons

Landscape And Seascape Painting Projects

Value Sketching