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How to paint a snow scene Christmas card in watercolour

There's nothing like a snow scene, especially when it's coming up to Christmas. In this article I explain how to convert a summer's scene in "The Backs" in Cambridge into a mid-winter snow scene in watercolour for a Christmas card
Posted: Wednesday 23rd November 2011

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Why not produce your own Christmas card since you know how to paint?

No reason at all. And while we are at it, why not a snow scene? OK we may have a problem if there's isn't any snow about. But do not panic - we can invent it! Here's how.

photo of darwin collegeHere is a photograph of the scene I have chosen - Darwin College Cambridge from "The Backs".  It was shot at the height of summer. This is my reference from which to paint a winter scene of the same subject.
















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