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09-27-2005, 04:13 PM
:wave: Hi! I am new to Painting, I am using Acrylics and I am having trouble painting Pine Trees for a winter scene I am working on. I could also use some help in painting snow. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

09-27-2005, 11:08 PM
Here's some pointers I hope you can use: Contrary to the way we all drew Christmas trees as kids the branches on a pine tree actually curve and point upwards not down and snow has lots of color in it reflected from the sky and surrounding objects....


09-28-2005, 10:00 AM
I have had a similar problem but with coastal paintings. Another WC member recommended I look through books and find a photo to practise from. I recommend you do the same. Try to really SEE colours and shapes and the way light and shadow affect them. With a lot of practise, I'm finally getting the hang of it!

Lady Carol
09-28-2005, 01:18 PM
Check out this thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260411)

another one (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277361) with pine trees in it.

Hope this helps some.

Lady Carol
09-28-2005, 01:20 PM
This thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/14541/302/) is about painting trees in watercolour but it may give you some ideas as well.