The foreground snow is next. I painted this area with the same colors that I used in the previous area of flat snow. While it is still wet, I added some salt. I also rewet the snow near it and added salt in the foreground.
As the salt melts, it absorbs the pigment leaving a "speckled" affect which will give me the texture and detail needed to balance the composition.
After removing the salt, you can see the varied texture in the snow in the foreground. Next is the dirt road on the left. The darker value gives the composition more depth and the shape creates visual movement to the old barn which is the center of interest. It also helps balance the composition with the value and color of the darks in the clouds.
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