Winter Landscape Scene In Watercolor
This lesson shows you how to paint a beautiful winter landscape with very little effort. We’ll use easy, basic watercolor painting techniques. We’ll also work quickly and decisively to get a great effect. Fast studies like this are great for building skill and confidence – and they often look great!
Winter Landscape With Easy Watercolor Techniques
Winter has set in in my part of the world and it has me thinking of the special qualities of the winter landscape that are so easily captured using so many of the watercolor painting ideas offered in these lesson.
We’ll use a limited primary color palette, a couple brushes and easy techniques. We’ll also make sure not to overdo the work by being decisive with our brush strokes and color choices.
There’s no timer on in this lesson, but we’ll still be working quickly to retain freshness, but also to build our watercolor painting skill and confidence.
It’s really an easy lesson and I’m betting you’ll get a really great painting when you’re done.
Drawing Layout For Any Painting
One note on the drawing layout. The downloadable layouts are done with heavy lines to make it easy to see and copy onto your watercolor paper. It is best not to draw the lines too heavy on your paper, especially in the sky, since there is a good chance the lines will show through the paint. It’s not a deal-breaker, but those heavy pencil lines are sometimes a distraction.
What you’ll need
- Brushes – Medium Round, Small Round, and Cotman #3 Rigger .
- Colors – Daniel Smith Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet (or a combination of Permanent Alizarin Crimson and Burnt Sienna), Winsor Newton French Ultramarine Blue , Raw Sienna
- Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 9″ x 12″ or so