Free Watercolor Tutorial – Trees/Brush-Expression1

Free Watercolor Tutorials

Trees are a wonderful motive for watercolors and they are a great subject to train our brush expressions. In this example from 2016 I show how I paint a little scene with trees. I use the possibilities of my brush to bring some life into my represantation of trees. It is important to bring a swing of life into your brushstrokes when painting trees and this needs some confidence. If you don´t feel brave enough for bold brushwork yet try to practice on a sheet of scratch paper.

Using a french watercolor brush and a mix from Cadmium Yellow and Light Ochre…

Using a french watercolor brush and a mix from Cadmium Yellow and Light Ochre I paint the layout of my scene. The french watercolor brush is highly versatile. When suggesting the tree trunks and branches I use the tip of the brush as well as the flat side…

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