How to Paint Fir Trees In Watercolor

Easy Lesson, Easy Technique

Fir trees are common elements in landscape paintings. This lesson shows you how to create fir trees for your landscape paintings. Getting the shape right – but not too even – and changing color, value and temperature shows dimension.  

These fir trees are really easy to paint in watercolor. The work well in landscape scenes from all seasons.

See how to paint them in this quick and easy video!

Transferring the Drawing Layout

The downloadable layouts are done with heavy lines to make it easy to see and copy onto your watercolor paper. It is best not to draw the lines too heavy on your paper, especially in the sky, since there is a good chance the lines will show through the paint. It’s not a deal-breaker, but those heavy pencil lines are sometimes a distraction.

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Related Lessons

Painting Pine Trees In Watercolor

Easy to paint pine trees in watercolor painting lessonThis lesson is similar to the lesson above. 

In this case practice painting pine trees. Pine trees and fir trees are often confused because they are evergreens and look similar. They are very different trees. 

The good news is that you can use similar techniques to paint each kind. 

This is another free lesson that is also easy. 

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