Painting the Winter Landscape

Looking for new inspiration in the new year? Why not look to nature to jump-start your art? Yes, I know, January probably doesn’t sound like the perfect time for plein air painting, but the winter landscape offers so many great possibilities for beautiful art. For the faint of heart, try capturing it from the warm comfort of your home or car. Or, better yet, travel to a warmer destination!

Below are two sketches Cathy Johnson captured in less than clement weather. For more art and information, check out her book Creating Nature in Watercolor: An Artist’s Guide (and, hurry, there are just a few copies left!). Also, visit Cathy’s blog here.

Rainy Day in Mosby, Watercolor on gray toned paper, 5″ x 7″ (13cm x 18cm)

January 1, mixed media on toned paper, 9″ x 12″ (23cm x 30cm)


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  1. Cathy Johnson

    Thank you, Mary! I do love painting on the spot, and did so again on New Year’s Day, sitting out on my deck with snow all around! Thanks much for the mention of Creating Nature in Watercolor; I bought some copies myself, so when North Light’s are gone there will be a few more out there. 😉