When snow glistens and sparkles like diamonds, it means there is some form of light nearby to cause the reaction...and there's probably an artist nearby attempting to capture the beauty as well!
We're going to be drawing trees—real trees, play trees, whimsical trees, scribbly trees, cone trees and more. After we've drawn a veritable forest, we'll pick our favorites and add them to tags, watercolor paper as well as any piece of paper we might have hanging around from a prior project.
Then we add color to them in a variety of ways and last we'll add those "glistening" details we all know and love! And it's not just snow that glistens, but ornaments, gold tinsel and garland and other bright "shinies"!
Ready to get your creative glisten on? Let's go!
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"