At this point, foreground trees are blocked in, and it is time to start to add the glow to the painting. This begins with the windows on the cabin by adding bright orange strokes. A chimney is detailed on the roof and highlighted with a red glow as well as adding smoke leaving the chimney to create more atmosphere. A detailed fence with snowdrifts is added to help create interest and composition. Moving to the foreground, detailed weeds and limbs are added, primarily by using the script brush. Final highlights are added to complete the painting, including highlights to tree trunk and weeds. At this point, the glow areas can be brightened, snow drifts added, icicles hung along the roof, as well as a snow-covered woodpile to complete the wintry atmosphere.
Canvas Size: Not Applicable
Painting Medium: Acrylic
Date Released On: 9/16/2013
Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate