So What's Your Favorite Tree.
The One You Climbed As A Kid
Trees are not as difficult to paint as they are to climb.
I can paint them but don't climb them.
SO PAINTING TREES COMES DOWN TO THIS:
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.
This site will show you how. Are you READY , pull up your chair and let's go.FALL TREES IN WATERCOLOR
A beautiful fall sight that occurs all over this wonderful world of ours.
Why certain groups are trying to destroy it, is beyond my thinking.
Could it be jealousy?
BACK TO PAINTING.
Just look at the foliage, without a doubt it can be a very difficult and daunting task. So you as a painter must simplify the task.
You have several choices.
1) Sponge it on
2) Paint Leaves
3) Try painting the mass of colors (your way).
[#1 & #2 not recommended.]
Try this way:-
1) Decide on the shape, paying all the attention to the very perimeter.
2) Cut or form a stencil with paper, old towel (cloth).
3) Mix up colors, in this case - Yellow, Red, Burnt Sienna, Green & Blue - your choice.
I will use Winsor Yellow, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green and Antwerp Blue.
4) Choose a round brush at least a number 10, maybe a flat 1" brush if you so wish.
But you must test all your brushes on a scrap piece of watercolor paper. The question is-----will they "release" the paint when you throw, tap or shake the brush. Test each one by doing the following:-
Load the brush, hold brush towards the end
Now take a rigger or liner brush (dry) and pull paint from wet area into gaps, this will indicate branches, twigs etc.
This technique will take some practice. Again do not use a regular spray bottle it will mist all the colors together.
Go ahead and try.......see what I mean - a big mess.
This is a wonderful technique to use when you need a realistic lookiing tree full of foliage.
One of the biggest reasons that students fail in painting Watercolor is................. JUDGING YOUR EARLY ARTISTIC EFFORTS.
YOU DON'T NEED TO FAIL IN WATERCOLORS!
Learn the basics of watercolor painting... from choosing the right paper and brushes to learning basic techniques of glazing and how to frame your work.
Learn just a few of the various techniques used most often by professional watercolorists to bring interest, texture and "life" to their watercolor paintings.
Each technique is fully demonstrated.
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