2009 Watercolor Painting Workshops in St. George Utah

January 2009 Watercolor Landscape Art Class - Demonstration How to Paint Winter Snow Scenes

The January 2009 painting workshop was sponsored by Becky Whitney and held at A Passion for Painting Art Gallery.

Artist Karen Bettilyon at Roland Lee painting workshop

Karen Bettilyon

Artist Shari Cannon at watercolor painting workshop taught by Roland Lee

Shari Cannon

Watercolor painter Gayla Folkman at Roland Lee painting workshop

Gayla Folkman

 

Artist Roland Lee demonstrates how to paint a snow scene in watercolor
Roland Lee demonstrating how to paint a winter snow scene in watercolor.

Artist Roland Lee demonstrates how to paint a snow scene in watercolor using negative painting technique showing underglazes with wetinto wet technique
Working from dark to light, I lay in the sky wet in wet and some of the lighter blues shadows on the snow. Notice how I am introducing some warm tones with yellow ochre and cadmium red light to give a little warmth to the scene.
Artist Roland Lee demonstrates how to paint a snow scene in watercolor using negative painting technique
Now I begin laying in the darker shapes, still preseving the white snow on the branches. This is called "negative painting" technique. I also lay in the distant trees with a very light glaze allowing the pigments to blend naturally.
Artist Roland Lee demonstrates how to paint a snow scene in watercolor using negative painting technique
Even though the boughs on the tree are dark, I start with a very warm, almost orange glaze in the darkest shadows. I will then follow up with a few dark greens, still allowing some of the warmth to come through the glaze.
Artist Roland Lee demonstrates how to paint a snow scene in watercolor finished painting
A few more trees, some stray branches, and some foreground detail and the painting "Snowy Trees" is finished.

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