I love painting snowmen! They are just so much fun and each one develops into their own special character. Our little Snowman with Tree has so many fun options…I chose to take a simpler design option for mine. I did shading and highlighting on the snowman’s face and body, but chose just to highlight his clothes and the tree. This makes him a quick project, but you are welcome to add to this design, or use him as inspiration for yours.
Here is what you will need:
Deep Midnight Blue
I always start by stippling my snowman with Deep Midnight Blue; face, body, and legs. After that is dry, stipple again with Light Buttermilk. Then shade around the perimeter of the face next to the hat, scarf, and tree, as well as around the nose with Deep Midnight Blue. Also, shade the body, under the sweater, under the tummy, between the legs front and back, and around where the feet touch the base with Deep Midnight Blue. Then when the shading is dry, lightly stipple the center of the face, body, and legs with Snow White, making sure to lightly stipple over your shadow just enough to soften slightly.
Paint the tree Avocado and the trunk with Espresso. Highlight the tree with Margarita.
The main portion of the hat and sweater are Prussian Blue and highlighted with Uniform Blue. The scarf and mittens are Winter Blue highlighted with Cool White. The trim on the hat, sweater, and the fringe on the scarf are painted Bleached Sand and highlighted with Snow White.
Paint the base with Snow White.
For the Snowman’s face, paint his nose with Persimmon and highlight with Torrid Orange. Blush the cheeks with Melon. The eyes and mouth are Lamp Black. Add highlight dots to the eyes and cheeks with Snow White.
Finish with your favorite spray varnish.
He is now ready to join you for the holiday season!