Snowy Winter Sunset – Paint With Me!

Hi friends! I invite you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and paint with me. You don’t need many supplies and you can paint this in under an hour!

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The colors you will need are:

  1. A cool red like Alizarin Crimson, Rose Madder or Permanent rose
  2. A warm Yellow such as Cadmium Yellow, Gamboge, Permanent Yellow, Hansa Yellow Deep or Indian Yellow.
  3. A warm blue like Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt blue.
  4. A cool soft blue like Cerulean (look past a pastel looking blue hopefully made with PB36) or sky blue. Avoid a cerulean that looks intense and vivid. Sometimes companies call Phthalo Blue (PB15) Cerulean but it is too intense for this. If you don’t have a good cerulean than you can leave it out

Keep in mind you only need one of each of the suggestions for a total of 4 colors in all. You will also need a 1″ flat brush, 9″x12″ watercolor paper, pencil, masking tape, a rag and 2 water buckets. Enjoy the video tutorial!

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I hope this was a nice break in your day and let me know how you got along if you painted this! I love bringing these free watercolor tutorials to you and if you find value I them please share them with a friend using one of the handy sharing buttons below. Sharing is caring and I do appreciate it! If you enjoyed this tutorial but feel like you need more beginner instructions please check out my online course Essential Tools for Watercolor Painting here and save 20% with coupon code TRYME. I makes a great last-minute holiday gift too! thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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8 Responses

  1. Very pretty! Question about the yellow – since this is a winter scene, why did you choose a warm yellow and not a cool yellow? I don’t have an art background, so am curious about this. Thanks!

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    • because I used it in the sky and a cool yellow would go green ifit touched the blue

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      • Thanks! Makes sense. Again, this is very lovely!

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      • wouldn’t a warm green make olive green when it touches that blue? Some people tell me to use yellow ochre instead but I use that to mix green too … I don’t get it.

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        • a warm green and a warm yellow won’t make as vibrant of a green like a cool green and a cool yellow so it is easier to control. Of course if you were to mix those warm colors together directly you would get a muted grey green but you can avoid that in the sky if you are careful about placement:)

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  2. Very nice. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  3. Having just visited Wisconsin, I am inspired to paint this. I have to chuckle of your trying to do it with one brush. While I do limit the # of colors I use, I manage to use just about every brush I own.

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