With all those branches, leaves and bark, painting a robust pine tree can be a fun experience to dive into. Whether you're painting one from your own backyard or painting a Christmas tree to get in the holiday spirit, the whole process is simple to follow and a blast to explore.
Paul Heaston
Danielle discusses composition and how to train your eye to look at it, including elements such as size and scale, color choices and how to lead the viewer's eye around your work.
Focus on creating a series of snow globes, useful as a repetitive practice and beautiful as a series. Brainstorm along with Danielle on what elements to include in your composition.
Create a "recipe card" for your composition so you can play with the different elements available and open up your imagination.
Danielle shares some troubleshooting tips, then goes over the refinement of the details and colors as you near the completion of your snow globe series.
Finish your series with a white ink pen. Use it to create details and clean up edges. Your snow globes are now suitable for framing!
Meet Danielle and learn more about the class, including the supplies you'll need.
It's time to start creating the series of snow globes, working on all four of them together to create a flow in the overall composition. Learn to work with a flexible ruler to create similar shapes.
Begin adding layers of paint to each of your snow globes, playing with colors to represent the four seasons. Practice with different types of brushes as you add details and washes.
Review how the colors define each snow globe, then explore ways to add depth and dimension to your paintings with pencil.
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