Sunday, December 04, 2011

making winter scenes

the original

My teacher Marie Natale, who makes a living from her art and teaching, taught us this trick for turning a painting into a snow scene.
Lightly secure a piece of workable acetate over your painting with tape then paint "snow" on the acetate using bleed-proof white or Aquacover liquid paper (available from various online artshops); add a little color for shadows or volume.
Then photograph the scene and print it out.

the snowscene

the painted-on acetate
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Carol Blackburn said...

What a neat trick!

Carol said...

very clever!

Barbara Muir said...

An awesome idea! I've got a painting I'd like to use as a snow scene, so I'm going to give this a try. Actually it's already a snow scene, but I'm going to make it a Christmas scene. Thanks so much for this. Great paintings!

XO Barbara

Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

Very cool!!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tip, Laura ! Will try it.