Thursday, 3 August 2017

Another technique for painting trees


Everyone has their own method for painting trees,
but getting started for some can be difficult.

Here's one of my techniques,
which in fact is used a great deal by watercolour artists, in the past Wesson and Seago used this style
and current days,  J. Bowden and John Hoar.


The technique is to add JUST SUFFICIENT PAINT to you brush, so as not to swamp it.
If you feel there is TOO MUCH pigment on the brush, then just wipe it
gently over a piece of tissue paper...WITHOUT REMOVING too much.
This all comes down to practise and getting
that 'Feel' for your paint brush.

Then

 paint with the SIDE OF THE BRUSH, not the tip.

You are after a DRY BRUSH EFFECT without it being too dry.


Here's a quick demo showing you,
but in the end it all comes down to

GIVING IT A GO YOURSELVES

AND YOU WILL SEE IT WORKS.










4 comments:

  1. Awesome! I'm going to try it tomorrow

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  2. Thanks, Ann! I'll have to give that a go! :)

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  3. Thanks Madkatie, Judy and Robin....This is only a snippet of a tip, but I certainly hope it helps :)

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