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How to paint trees, watercolor free lesson

How to paint trees, watercolor free lesson
Mix a green using yellow ochre and ultramarine. Using the side of the brush, drag it across the rough paper to produce a broken effect, leaving sky holes between the foliage. Add some more ultramarine to darken mix. While the first paint is still wet, apply shadow areas, allowing it to merge, giving soft edges. Allow to dry. Then, using burnt umber, paint in the trunk and add branches that show in the sky holes. With mix of raw sienna and burnt umber. applythe foreground using a dry brush technique. With our original mix add some shrubs either side of our tree. Mix some burnt umber with a touch of alizarin crimson. Add more burnt umber to darken the mix and paint in the shadow areas. With raw sienna and a touch of burnt umber, paint in trunk and branches. Using our original mix of green, apply foreground with bold fast strokes. Using our green mix, paint the foliage apply with the side of the brush, producing the broken effect. Add a darker mix to trunks and the odd branch. By Rod Webb

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