I've wanted to paint this ever since I took the photo last year. I loved the way the snow looked on these branches. I don't usually like masking fluid, but branches with snow on them is impossible to do in watercolor any other way. I did the background wet-in wet, darkening it a few times to make the snow really pop. I have a lot more photos that I took that day, references for more paintings?
I am a watercolor artist living in New Jersey. I am a member of the North East Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Watercolor Society, and several local and internet art organizations through which I exhibit my paintings. My favorite subjects are close focused florals and landscapes. I've recently begun teaching a beginning watercolor class at our local senior center.