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