It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter

Snowy landscapes have long inspired watercolor artists to pick up a brush and capture the scenes in paint. Here’s a look at how a few masters have tackled the subject.

“Winter Scene in Moonlight” (watercolor and gouache, 11 7/8 x 15 3/16 in.) by Henry Farrer (American, London 1844–1903 New York)
“Winter Scene with Two Men” (Watercolor over graphite, heightened with white, 12 13/16 x 18 3/16 in.) by Eugène Cicéri (French, Paris 1813–1890 Fontainebleau)
“A Successful Hunt” (gouache, watercolor, gum Arabic glazes, charcoal on white wove paper mounted on board, 14 5/8 × 9 3/16 in.) by Henry François Farny (American (born France), Ribeauvillé 1847–1916 Cincinnati, Ohio)
Henry Fukuhara, “Manzanar in the Snow” (watercolor, painted at Brighten Gardens. Assisted by Al Setton)
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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.

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