WINTER FOX, SNOW, NATURAL ACRYLIC PAINTING TUTORIAL, BEGINNER, WATERCOLOR PAPER, ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE

WINTER FOX, SNOW, NATURAL ACRYLIC PAINTING TUTORIAL, BEGINNER, WATERCOLOR PAPER, ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE


Hi! Thanks for joining in and watching me work
on a nice winter painting. Today I’m going to paint a fox in a snowy
landscape.I decided to work on watercolor paper with a nice rough surface, which will
later be helpful when placing snowflakes. To stop absorbance I seal the paper with an
acrylic varnish. I moisten the brush, spray a little water
on it and I’m ready to go.This has to dry completely before I can continue. Ok, the seal is dry now. I would like to keep some white for the snowstorm
so I’m going to dab some wax on the paper with my fingertips. I also place a few lines on the left side
to give the idea of tree trunks in the background. Andreas I use a simple paint spatula to create
this effect. Now, I’m preparing the colors for a thin
glaze. I’m using Titanium White for a snowy stripe
down here, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ocre for dead grass, English Red for fallen leaves
and Paynes Grey for leafless trees in the distance. And, I thin it out with water. I spray a little water onto the surface and
start painting on the thin, colorful glaze. Now you can see the white wax marks. I add some ethanol drops onto the wet glaze
and smaller drops, as well. An old toothbrush works really well for the
small dots. This has to dry before it gets sealed with
a transparent acrylic varnish. Ok, the seal is completely dry now. To give the idea of falling snow I’m going
to glaze the background with translucent white. While it’s drying I’m going to cut out
the form of the fox. I use it as a template and draw the outline
onto the picture. Then I start to paint the backline of the
fox along with the snowflakes on its fur with White. And I also put a bit more white onto the distant
background. I’m using a rag to dab away the color a
little to make it a more irregular look. I continue with translucent English Red and
Black to paint the darker parts of the fox’s coat. – I always love the combination of realistic
elements and abstract randomness. Well, at the moment, it’s really more drawing
than painting. The fox has such a beautiful face, I like
that! Ok, now I finished the fox, with his fur full
of snowflakes. But now the background needs snowflakes, too. The rough paper surface helps to do that perfectly. I put Titanium White onto my palette and make
a thin film out of it with a small palette knife. With this tool I touch the paper very lightly
to put flakes everywhere. I add a bit more White to the background to
give it more depth. I’m making a few bigger flakes now by using
a cotton swab. You know, a paintbrush isn’t always necessary. Look for different tools to create your best
painting. Here is a large brush that I thinned out with
scissors. This helps to make nice snowflakes, too. – Ok, that’s it. – Thank you so much for watching me painting
this winter fox. And I really hope, you enjoyed it. If yes, please give me a Like and subscribe
to my channel “Margie’s Atelier”. And, why don’t you try it by yourself and
have fun. It’s nice and easy! Good luck and I’ll see you very soon! God bless you all!

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