I don’t know about your weather, but it’s pretty cold and snowy here.The cold weather has been a roller coaster this year. One day is -10, the next is 40 degrees. I’m about over that junk.On a more positive note, the snow and ice is absolutely beautiful and I wanted to capture that in another mini painting, this time with a winter theme. The last two were summer and fall.
If you’d like to make your own, follow the steps below!
Mini winter painting supplies
- paint brushes
- paint palette
- water cup
- paper towels
- mini canvas
- acrylic paint
- light blue
- dark blue
- navy blue
- medium blue
- dark green
Step 1: light blue paint
We’re going to start with light colors first. Paint a light layer of while in the bottom right corner of the canvas followed by light blue. Just dab it on like in the image above.
Think about your light source. It’s going to be the moon and from the upper left corner of the painting. So the clouds will be lighter on the top half and darker on the bottom.
Step 2: repeat with a medium blue
Repeat step 1 with a darker, medium blue.
Step 3: repeat with a medium blue
Repeat step 1 with navy blue.
Blend them together as you go.
Step 4: repeat with a dark blue
Repeat step 1 with a darker blue. Let it dry.
Add the moon (white paint) with some shine around it (blend the medium blue with white).
Step 5: add a hill covered in snow
Paint a hill will white paint.
A few steps after this, I extended the hill to the right side of the canvas to look more realistic.
Step 6: paint the pine trees
Using black and dark green, paint vertical lines at different heights. These will be the base for your trees.
Then, start with the brush at the line and pull the paint outward. The farther down the tree, the longer the branches should get. Add a few layers of paint and let it dry.
Step 7: paint snow on the branches
using your white paint, add a few dabs to the top side of each branch. This will be your snow.
When you’re done, you should have something that looks like the above image. If it isn’t exact, don’t worry about it. The painting is your own and it’s meant to be different in its own way.
If you need some inspiration, try watching some Bob Ross on Netflix. It’s good stuff!