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Painting Fir Trees

 

So lets tackle a Watercolor Painting Fir Trees.

    

WATERCOLOR PAINTING-FIR-TREES

 

Mix up some dark greenish paint.  Take up a number 6 or 8 liner (rigger) and load it with fairly thick paint (not too much water).

The four key ingredients for painting a good looking fir tree are.............

1)   -   Start at the very top of the tree, make a short vertical thin brush stroke downward.  This will be the very start of the trunk although not very much will be visible in the finished painting.

2)   -    Place the brush on the lline then flick the brush outward and upward.  Just like you were brushing crumbs with the back of your hand.

3)    -    Repeat this procedure in a vertical manner all the way down the trunk of the tree.  Leaving some gaps showing the vertical trunk.

4)    -    If you mess-up, place another one close by join the two.

Watercolor-Painting-Fir-Trees.

 

Here's the real secret of painting these fir trees.  The brush must be damp with the paint not wet and when you flick it you will get a lot of texture.  You can see by adding more water you can get distance into some far trees.

[Note: Subscribers to "Jim's Watercolor Challenge" were able to view real-time video demonstrations on painting fir tress in watercolor.]

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Watercolor Basics

One of the biggest reasons that students fail in painting Watercolor is................. JUDGING YOUR EARLY ARTISTIC EFFORTS.

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Each technique is fully demonstrated.

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Although trees are made up of many parts and endless textures don't let them become overwhelming, you cannot fall out of these painted trees. I know you can paint good looking trees with a little help. So lets see how you are going to do this without getting bent out of shape, irritated or what-ever you do when those Green Balls on sticks appear.......been there...done that.

Painting Landscapes

I am going to present to you a "non encyclopedia" approach and give you a no fuss, logical way to paint a watercolor landscape and have fun doing it. Before we start, get comfortable maybe a favorite beverage would be in order. Make your mistakes, goofs and failures work to help you in painting a watercolor landscape.

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  • Demonstration of Rocks and Sea
  • Demonstration of Watercolor Skies
  • Watercolor Landscape Painting Tips

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