Through the Trees

by Balaji
(India)

Through the Trees

Through the Trees

This picture is inspired by something that I saw while I was surfing the net for watercolour tutorials.


I have a very long way to go to achieving the effect that I saw in the demo. However, I am reasonably satisfied with the tree trunks and the background to the trees.

I am unhappy with the foreground that I have created and the distant trees in the centre of the picture. With a little more care I am sure I could have done a better job of these.

This was painted on Arches Aquarelle 140 lbs cold press watercolour paper. The painting is approximately 10" x 16".

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Tips to improve your painting
by: Anonymous

There are a number of things you need to do to improve it.
The background trees should be lighter and cooler. I suggest wetting the paper and throwing just a whisper of ultramarine + light red and raw sienna + a touch of light red. Don't wait for it to dry up, just go straight in with a bit thicker paint (yellows and greens, if it is to be summer) and drop them in the shape of tree clumps with clear areas for stems and branches. The foreground trees could be darker and the foreground itself should reflect earth tones (browns and greens)


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Tips to improve your painting
by: Anonymous

There are a number of things you need to do to improve it.
The background trees should be lighter and cooler. I suggest wetting the paper and throwing just a whisper of ultramarine + light red and raw sienna + a touch of light red. Don't wait for it to dry up, just go straight in with a bit thicker paint (yellows and greens, if it is to be summer) and drop them in the shape of tree clumps with clear areas for stems and branches. The foreground trees could be darker and the foreground itself should reflect earth tones (browns and greens)


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by: Anonymous

well done irene ann

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