Thursday, 31 March 2016

Snow Banks

Oil on Board, 10 x 14 inches

This is another demo painting I did few weeks back, duly finished off in the studio before the memory of cold January days fades away....

As I always say in my demos, we all know snow is white, but it only appears white when it is lit by sunlight, so this painting is a classic case of painting what you see, not what you know, or think you see. And that is the key to painting, aside from drawing skills - observing colours and tones and translating those observations to your board or paper.

The snow here is quite dark, relatively speaking, and the brightest passage of the painting is the flash of yellow/orange in the sky, and everything else, snow included, is darker relative to that.

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