View Full Version : WDE: Dancing Trees, May 8, 2015

05-10-2015, 01:00 PM
Hello everyone. Another weekend, another session of painting with my wife, Lake of Trees (Thaesha):heart:. This week I decided on painting the Dancing Trees picture. I used water color pencils this time, instead of the usual water colors to try something new and different. I learned some things that I like about them, and learned some things that I wouldn't do again with them, and all in all had an enjoyable experience with something new.

I used 5.5"x8.5" water color paper, whole think took about an hour.

Hope you all enjoy, let me know what you think :thumbsup:
C&C welcome

Here's the picture of pre-watering

And post-watering (with some touching up)

Valri Ary
05-10-2015, 01:18 PM
Nice work! I think I need to find my w/c pencils now

05-11-2015, 06:20 AM
I enjoy very much seeing both of your alls art sessions...your trees are very graceful ..nice work ! tyree:wave:

05-11-2015, 03:23 PM
Nicely done!
What did you like and not like about the WC pencils?

Lake of Trees
05-11-2015, 08:44 PM
Good job on the trees! They definitely appear to be dancing! Also, I like how you have depth to your painting.

05-11-2015, 10:17 PM
I'm so glad you enjoyed the exercise. Great work!

05-11-2015, 10:20 PM
Lovely dancing trees!!


05-12-2015, 01:47 AM
Nice job "Let's dance"

05-12-2015, 07:08 AM
Interesting shapes, twisted tree limbs contrasted with the straight road made an interesting composition.

I have similar feelings about w/c pencils...there are some things I really like and others I don't.


05-12-2015, 10:31 AM
Very nice!:)

05-12-2015, 07:48 PM
Another motivation for me to use continue learn to WC pencils

05-14-2015, 11:19 AM
Well done!

Charlie's Mum
05-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Good for you!
I always find I'm a little surprised with w/c pencils - often unexpected thhings happen!:)

05-15-2015, 01:37 AM
Ah yes, the unending surprises that watercolour pencils give - I find them as frustrating as that doggone YUPO paper... they have minds of their own.. This was a complex (to me) subject, and I didn't have the courage to try it. I'm very glad you did !!

Lake of Trees
05-16-2015, 12:18 PM
Nicely done!
What did you like and not like about the WC pencils?
It was more difficult to adjust the color of something after the fact. Also I had to learn on the fly how to color on the paper to make sure it doesn't leave a "pencilled" look on the piece.

Oops, accidentally commented from Thaesha's account :confused:


05-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Like anything else, practice teaches what you can do and cannot :)

Good sense of depth here.