Hi there, how are you?
Since it’s been cold and snowy here I decided to paint snowy mountain landscapes.
I’m using 100% cotton watercolour paper 190 gsm (90 lb). I had bought this paper because I wanted to make it into a small sketchbook. I generally paint tiny watercolours and this would give me a chance to get used to using a better quality of paper without any pressure. The paper did buckle a little but not so much as to affect this painting.
The sky was a quick wet in wet wash and left to dry; the mountains were so easy, I used a no. 4 rigger, scraped the brush on its side and with just a few passes the brush did all the work with no fiddling to make all the rock faces and crags. Amazing!
I put in small groups of trees and anywhere I wanted them to disappear into the mist I brushed a little clean water underneath them
I used more colour and less water to make the trees appear nearer.
I’ve tried painting misty landscapes before and found it quite difficult but I like how these turned out and I have decided moonglow is my new favourite colour.
I have not made the sketch book yet, something else for the “to do” list.
Thanks for stopping by today. Till next time, have fun x