How I Draw and Paint Trees – In Pictures

I love nature! As the days begin to grow cooler here in Texas, I’m thinking about trees and Fall.  I enjoy drawing and painting trees. I like the way the limbs fork, and how the leaves obscure the branches at the top.  I like the way the roots anchor into the earth and poke out of the soil.  I’ve been drawing them since I as a kid. In fact, I still draw them the same as I did in 6th grade Art Class.  I like to experiment with different ways of making the leaves; like crosshatching, circles, squiggles, or scribbles.  I painted this tree for you and photographed the steps – so you can see my process.  This time, I used a pencil eraser dipped in paint to make the leaves.

 

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