Something Snowy

Well…it’s supposed to look like a snowy field.

I’ve been teaching myself the importance of leaving white areas on my paper when painting with watercolor, and I’m getting better. I thought doing a snowy scene would be a good way to show off a little white space.

While I’m learning that lesson, however, I seem to be forgetting the elemental rule that watercolor dries a lot lighter than it looks when wet.

When this painting dried, my beautiful cobalt blue and alizarin crimson skies had faded away. I’ll remember that next time, I hope.

This is my snowy scene of a few bushes and twigs sticking up out of the snow. That’s what it’s supposed to be, and for a first attempt at painting snow, I think it will do.

As always, it was fun to play with colors and paints today.

Watercolor 160725 Snowy Field

About Judith

Author, artist, and an independent consultant for Perfectly Posh. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and interests through blogging and invite you to visit my sites.


  1. A Lovley scene, love the soft coloring ! And refreshing start of day with the heat wave going on here ;O) thank you!!! Xo Johanna

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  2. So soft and lovely.

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  3. Minimal paint makes for a beautiful scene, well done Judith!

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  4. dawnmarie

    Faded or not, this is so pretty Judith. Very serene. Very soft.

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  5. I love when you paint calm, serene scenes.

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