Painting Challenge: Snowglobe

Snow globes are so magical.  So get your brushes, mix some colors, and paint scenes in a snow globe!

Painting challenge:  Snowglobe

Include the hashtag #snowglobe in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.

Deadline December 8, 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Paint a snowglobe
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #snowglobe
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline December 8, 2023, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced December 11, 2023
  • Mediums accepted:  watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache, water soluble graphite, water soluble inks, and mixed media as long as it includes watercolor
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

Snow globes are easier to do than you think.  This took 5 minutes. 

  • Paint a rim of a cup, glass, or lid with a blue color.
  • Place it on paper and lift.
  • Take a damp brush and smear the paint ring inside the circle.  Add more of the blue color, leave some of the circle white for the glass reflection.  Let it dry.   I used a hair dryer to speed it up.
  • Add some trees, or anything you want.
  • Add a base.   (I used burnt sienna and paynes gray for this one) Let it dry.
  • Add a little shadow under the base (I used paynes gray).
  • Splatter with white gouache/ink if you want extra snow.   It’s done!

What is the prize?   

Our sponsor this week is Darren  Yeo, Watercolour Mentor.   One random winner will receive a 6-month subscription to Darren’s Watercolour Essentials Program:
  • 70 sub-courses on a variety of topics: line and wash, landscapes, streetscapes, portraiture, nature
  • previous live recordings (there are nearly 1000 videos in the program)

During this challenge, Darren is discounting his course 50%!  Watercolour Essentials Program

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Where else can you find Diann/Watercolor Beginners and Beyond on social media:

For a free 7-day trial on my Patreon:  Diann Zimmerman – Patreon.

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