Art Tip File: Color and Temperature of Light for Snow

“Hold a white piece of paper against the snow. In light, snow that is closer to you may actually appear cooler than snow that is distant. In shadow, snow that is close to you will usually appear warmer (violet); snow that is farther away will appear cooler (blue-green). ~ Colleen Howe from the January/February 2012 issue of The Artist’s Magazine (Let It Snow! When the weather outside is frightful, painting snow is just delightful. William Hosner, T. Allen Lawson, Colleen Howe, Bill Teitsworth and Stephen Quiller share tips for depicting the quintessential winter landscape.).

Art Tip File: Color and Temperature of Light painting snow

Quiet Field (pastel, 12×18) by Colleen Howe

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