Last week I showed two winter landscapes painted with cool colors. This week I want to show you a couple of winter landscapes I painted with warm pigments as we often don’t think to use warm pigments when painting a winter scene.
For these two paintings I used the following pigments: Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Quinacridone Magenta, and Ultramarine Blue Deep. I really like the glow in the sky area achieved with the Quinacridone Gold.
Before painting, I saved the whites of the trunks using Pebeo Drawing Gum (frisket).
The sky areas were painted wet into wet and when almost dry, the background trees were added.
Next, I painted in the snow banks by laying down a stroke of color and then blending it out upward with a damp brush.
When dry, I removed the frisket from the tree trunks and added detail on the closer birch trees.
What fun to change up the colors in a winter scene!