Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pine and Cedar Trees

Winter seems to have arrived and the snow remains on the ground; with our high for the day to be 32F (0C).

Today was the third class in "Basic Watercolour" I was teaching at KAGS and the class was learning different ways to paint leaves and needles on trees using a sponge instead of painting them in with a brush.

Using any colour left in their palette they lightly painted in a trunk and branches for a pine tree. Then using a sponge dipped into the paint they carefully added the needles onto the branches.

With a brush they darkened in the tree trunk using broken lines to give it texture.

The next tree they worked on was a cedar. For this they lightly indicated the oval shape with a pencil and using the sponge filled in the area being careful to leave lots of space between the clumps of needles.

This original 4' x 6" watercolour painting is available for $30.00 and is sold unframed.

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