How to Paint Snow Mountains in Watercolor – Winter Landscape

How to Paint Snow Mountains in Watercolor – Winter Landscape


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! We are on the Alps
and I’m looking for a view to paint the tutorial of today. Here I am skying,
oops … cut! This is not what I wanted
my friends to see, but that´s ok because
these are drawing tips, not skying lessons. On a new day this is
just gorgeous. I love the light and shadow
and the blue sky. Since it snowed so much
last night, the snow is very soft! Wow! That is exactly what I wanted,
I am going to stay right here and make a sketch. This is just going to be a fast
pencil sketch and I´ll take some pictures to then do the watercolor. Ok, let´s do it now! I start by outlining the slopes very lightly. Then the mountains. And, just an indication of where the trees will go. Not detail at all at this point,
just guidelines. I flip the paper around
and get the sky wet. I turned it upside down
because I want the water to run down and not on the rest of the painting. I first get the area of the sky wet… You see it slightly blue because
of the paint that was already on my brush… And now, let´s apply the paint. With a tissue paper we can create some clouds. And once is dry enough
we can flip it over. Now I´ll do the shadow
of the mountains which is a bluish gray. Since the sun is on the back,
slightly to the left, I leave some boarders white indicating
the light reflection. I am using Windsor & Newton
watercolors on Fabriano watercolor paper. The full list of materials is in the
information below the video. I create some white spots because
I want the trees to carry some snow on them. I get the paper wet, again. And, once it is drying damp, I can paint some of the shadows
of the trees. I love this effect of painting
on damp paper. Of course it will dry lighter
than when you see it wet. Once it dries we can reinforce some. Let´s paint some smalls trees at a distance. And some pines a little bit closer. And some, even closer! This is really fun! Once the paint is dried
I get everything wet again, to erase the lines that may
have happened at the border of the mountains and to give
some of the nice effects on the damp for the plants. Let´s flip it over, once more
to reinforce the sky. While we wait for it to dry
I am just going to keep painting upside down
it does´t matter. Let´s repaint some of the details
that may have been lost with the last wash. To indicate the distance better,
I feel we need something close by, also to compensate too much empty space
on the bottom right. So I´m going to invent some bushes
that weren´t on the actual site. Ok, I like them. And I am going to darken
a little bit more the closer slope. Good! It´s ready! If you enjoyed our trip
to the mountains, please give it a LIKE and subscribe
to this channel and I´ll see you on Tuesday. Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

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