Not feeling well, but desperately wanting to sketch, I stopped by Lake Katherine to do a quick one while sitting in my car. The snow was falling at different rates; sometimes slow and then all of a sudden quick and hurried, just to return to a quiet, slower pace. I love snow.
Try watching snow fall while listening to classical music, sipping a mocha from Caribou Coffee, and painting…..heaven!
Anyway, while sitting in the car, I did the bare bones of the sketch. Just concentrating on the colors and the shapes, I only painted for 15 minutes, driving home with my sketchbook open to dry. After I got home, put some jammies on, I painted a second layer on the pine tree and the fence. When dry, I outlined the fence with a black micron pen. I took some blue and white gouache and splattered the snow with an old toothbrush. That part is SO MUCH FUN! Be careful though, splatter gets everywhere!
Try doing a quick sketch, don’t worry about details, just get simple shapes and colors down. You will be surprised at how easy it is to do!