In today's blog, I want to go over a question I get a lot and that's how to paint simple snow. I took a clip from one of my shows showing how to paint the simple and easy way to lay down snow, so you can add trees on top or a cabin or tall grasses etc... First to get started you need to paint in a dark base that can be a dark blue or black. In the video clip I covered the whole canvas in Black Canvas Seal ©.
This gave me my dark base so I can show the nice white snow on top. Because you need dark to show light. Next I used my 1" Landscape brushes.
Then I loaded it in Titanium White to a chiseled edge, and just pulled in my snow. This technique will give you a nice soft snow. If you want a textured snow use your palette knife and load a roll of paint on it and then break it on top of the dark base.
In today's blog I want to go over creating simple ocean foam. Many struggle when it comes to seascapes,some say its the hardest to learn and I would agree. But with these simple steps I hope to make this easier for you! When studying foam I noticed that it has pockets and it looks like a 3 so I started to paint my foam in a 3 shape and man what the difference. But I started to learn how to get a simple but realistic foam using just a filbert brush. So in the clip above I show just how easy it is. But I want to go over it a little more in the blog. You want to load your brush in a even mixture in 50% Titanium white and Amazing White © and loading the brush by pushing it in the paint and creating a roll of paint on the edge of the brush. And using that edge to create my simple foam by following the angle of the wave. moving up and down creating pockets. And keeping the 3 shape in mind. This simple little tip should help you with your foam.
Brandon Thomas Art team.