Sunday, February 13, 2011

Winter Scene...Snow on the Landscape...Warm Colors

Winter scenes with snow aren't always painted in cool colors. Here is a scene that is both a winter scene (usually cool) and also warm in color. How do you paint a scene like this? Keep it small, paint the snow a cool blue and the background in warm colors fading into the sky and also showing up in the water in the foreground. Give it a try.

Red Bell Pepper

Red Bell Pepper...A pepper I want to paint. Check out the highlights, the shadows, and the background. Wow!! This is my photo. Now all I have to do is to paint the pepper in a small format with highlights saved and strong shapes in the background. The shadow under the pepper provides a bridge from the pepper across the table over to the background.