Seasons play an important role on Landscape paintings. If you go out for doing outdoor painting at the same spot in different seasons of the year and paint the same scene, you will notice huge differences in your works of art. Especially, in winter the nature wears a quite different look. Therefore, I find Winter Landscape Paintings as an essential part of my landscape art
Winter Landscape Paintings are interesting
Winter landscapes are made during the cold months of the year. Many landscape artists like winter seasons for focusing on outdoor painting. The reason for this is that the nature is in it’s most interesting forms of beauty.
Winter Landscape Paintings have Abstraction
The outside scene looks veiled during the cold seasons. Especially in the morning hours nothing looks clear due to the fog prevalent everywhere. The leaves of the trees look greyish instead of usual pure green. Even the houses in the distance look mingling with the trees. There is abstraction everywhere. Things in the distance are not recognizable, they look like mere shapes. Because of this vagueness I like to paint it with some abstraction. See my Abstract winter Landscape Painting below here.
Winter Landscapes look mysterious
The mist during winter adds mystery to the painting. There is haziness in the sky and the entire surface looks wet and calm. The trees and the bushes seem to be in a state of hibernation. This is when artists like me prefer to go out and paint them stealthily without disturbing their hibernation. Sketching the major outlines is important before applying colour. A little attention to perspective to create depth and distance, makes the piece of art work highly appealing. If you slightly change the view, you can create a different story in each of the art-work.
The snow in Landscape Paintings
These paintings often portray scenes of ice and snow. Although it is found only in the northern hill stations of India, yet Adding snow to it from imagination gives more visual appeal. The snow-capped mountains and some ice scattered here and there adds beauty to it. Some artists add people enjoying the snow in their own manner. Their activities of playing with ice make the art-piece more lively. Because, this is the time when people go on winter outing. Flakes of snow on the leaves of trees, is another way of telling the visual story.