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Digital Subscriptions > Leisure Painter > Jan-19 > Winter practice

Winter practice

The snow may not have arrived yet, but here’s a practice run from acrylic painter, Steve Strode
Liverpool paint No.102: St James’ Gardens, acrylic on card, 6x8in. (15x20cm). One of several paintings completed in the shadow of the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How to recognise and mix colours for snow

How to mix shadow colours (they are never black!)

Paint the effects of late afternoon winter sun

Painting snow should be easy, right? It’s just a case of reaching for that tube of white. Well, that’s sort of correct, but snow is rarely pure white. When I first thought about painting snow I constantly read that close observation would reveal the multitude of colours it contained.

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Have fun as you learn to paint with Leisure Painter. Aimed at beginners and amateur painters, this month's magazine offers step-by-step demonstrations, tutorials, projects from photographs, illustrated techniques and tips and techniques for painting with watercolour, acrylic, water-mixable oils, pastel, coloured pencils, ink and other drawing media. Find out how to paint seasonal landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, flowers and figures. There's also an article on mindful drawing techniques and one artist's experience of painting a large-scale mural on a remote tropical island. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.