Hello Owl Lovers and Painters!
Every Fall I commit to painting a new Bergsma Christmas Print and Holiday card.
This year I choose to paint Snow Owls dressed in Holiday Garb. This lesson can easily be applied to painting snowmen as well.
Here are a few Watercolor tips to get you started. This is easy and so fun!
The drawing to this lesson is at the end of the blog and you are invited to print it out and paint along with me.
Below are a few of the Favorites from past years.
Bergsma News Announcement…The Holiday Sale and Show will be December 5,6, and 7.
Now…Art Class: Owl Be Home for Christmas! or (Happy Hoo-nakah:)
First mix up a wide variety of pale blue, aqua, teal and lavender.
Paint all of the feathers in separate washes starting with clear water and placing just a bit of darker blue color at the base of the feathers.
All of the light colors must be painted first. Red is always last!
Add a little salt to the still damp background wash to create crystals. Happy Owladaze!:)
Mix up a new palette with your brighter colors for clothes.
Paint the bright greens first. Deck the Halls with Owls and Holly!
Pre-plan where the reds will go. Finish all the greens first. Finally mix a dark red…Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Red…and for the light reds Vermillion. Can you see the dark red under the hat brim?
Finally add detail with some Titanium White and your Christmas Owls are complete!
Painting can add focus and joy to your life…Share these tips with your Kids and Grandkids…Perfect for Fall’s rainy days.
You can get their paintings made into your own Christmas cards at any print shop or on your own computer.
Your Family will love it! Here is the Drawing and permission is given to print it out!
And Lastly, just a little early.
Happy Owladays…From Owl Family to yours!
Love Jody and the Team at Bergsma.
P.S. A special thanks to all of the cleaver FB friends who came up with many of the darling owl puns for Christmas!! XO