Author: Rod_Webb, Contributing Editor
|Wet the paper with clear water from the base tree line to about 1 inch above the required height of the trees.|
Apply the Burnt Umber using a small brush so that you can manipulate the paint to produce the shapes of the trees. The edges will be soft as we are applying the paint wet into wet.
Then using our slightly thicker mix of darkened Burnt Umber, paint in several tree trunks and several randomly placed branches.
|The darkened mix of Burnt Umber was applied at the base of the trees.|
Several randomly placed tree trunks and branches were painted in using a rigger brush.
|Mix a light green using Lemon Yellow and French Ultramarine.|
Paint in the grass river bank.
|Using a mix of Burnt Umber, paint in the front edge of the bank and also darken the base of the trees.|
|While the paint is still wet, use the wooden end of your brush and scrape up through the wet paint to produce interesting branch lines. This will make the branches look lighter in colour and lend variety to the tree area.|