Winter Trees

painting winter trees sketching winter trees 
Trees in winter  


Course notes: Things to remember

  1. Draw a frame before starting - then if you don't like the composition you can add a bit
  2. Sketch out the tree shapes on drawing paper (2B+ - throw away the H pencils L)
  3. Mix up enough paint - ultramarine blue, raw sienna, burnt sienna
  4. Keep the board at an angle so that the paint will run down. Remember to paint over the edges
  5. Start at top left corner with dark shade of burnt sienna on dry paper
  6. Work quickly adding first ultra b then water to the right then raw sienna. Aim for dark shades to the left and lighter shades on the right
  7. Add darks on the bottom across the whole width
  8. Allow to dry
  9. Draw in tree shapes with water soluble coloured pencil (dark blue or brown)
  10. Paint clean water on to tree shapes and dab out immediately with kitchen paper. The paint will disappear because we have chosen non-staining colours
  11. Paint dark trees on right side of paper using ultra blue + burnt sienna with not much water
  12. Add some texture in the foreground
  13. Use a rigger or crayon for small branches.