Paint A Tree In Late Autumn
This lesson shows you an easy way to create great looking late fall trees. Learn how to get the look of sparse foliage on a well-painted tree that also looks three dimensional. We use easy techniques for a great effect.
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Painting Trees In Fall
The key to painting fall trees is in getting the look of the foliage and the light. We’ll show you how in this watercolor painting lesson.
We will be trying to do three things: Get the look of a tree that has lost most of its leaves; Create a well formed and well connected shape; Revealing the three-dimensional shape.
The techniques are easy and so is the lesson!
Drawing Layout For Any Painting
One note on 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.
What you’ll need
- Brushes – Medium Round, Small Round, Simmons 1/4″ Flat, and Cotman #3 Rigger .
- Colors – Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Winsor Newton French Ultramarine Blue , WN Cerulean Blue
- Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 7″ x 11″ or so
Get ready, turn on the video and let’s jump in!