Painting Snow – Color challenges

Painting Snow, Overcast Day.

As you can see in the photo below in this blogpost this scene has a house on the left. I tried to get it in, but I didn’t like it. So I just took it out and painted the open view. The day you realize you can paint anything just how you want it is the start of real freedom in painting. But it’s easier to find that perfect spot where you don’t have to replace things or take stuff out.

When you read cartoons, and they show winter snowy scenes the sky is most often colored warmer. Especially near the horizon. Why is that? And why is it happening in real life too? Is it our eyes seeing the pink and warmth more clearly, or are there atmospherical things going on, reflections? Painting snow, viewing snow is magical, and the color shifts you really should paint plein air. (or take color notes when you really want to paint it indoors!) A photo won’t do most often. (Colouring everything the wrong kind of blues.)

LW07-2014-Roos-Schuring-Willow-Snow-and-Winterlight-Painting-Pleinair- Landscape

LW07 Landscape Winter 7 “Willow-Snow-and-Winterlight”

oil on canvas, 24×30 cm | 9.6″ x 11.8″ 2014 (available)
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