Snowy Field

I have been doing several demos lately using the wet-into-wet technique. I start by applying water liberally to the paper, front and back. The first layer soaks into the paper quickly and requires a second layer of water. Adding water to the back helps the paper adhere to the board during the painting process. I start with the pale washes, then add heavier washes as the paper starts to dry. When the paper is still damp, I add foreground texture with a dry brush technique. Nearly the entire painting was done this way except for the tree and branches in the foreground. These were added after the paper was completely dry. Only 3 colors were used — Raw Sienna, Alizarin crimson and Cerulean Blue. The combination of colors and technique help create the soft, muted palette of winter.