One of the last trees I painted for the wise trees book. I created this tree from an actual tree in my home town.
- use a size 10 round brush or bigger
- use the prettiest pink you can find
- mix that pink with a little brown for the perfect shade of brown
- apply the paint in transparencies of pink.
- start with the lightest color and work up to the hue
- take the brush and mix the paint the water and spatter here and there
- flatten some of the splatters to make cool shapes
- fun shapes will happen
It’s time to scan images, remove backgrounds and work on layout.
Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.
This is by far the best tree I have painted. This color is awesome and it’s the perfect lipstick color.
There I was on a Sunday afternoon thinking about what technique I’d use for my pink tree. Then I came across a blogger friend who painted this WONDERFUL tree and that was it. I had myself an idea. Thoughts are things. Yet another example that thoughts can lead you to what you need and WANT. Here we are. The perfect idea to paint the pink tree for my book.
I got my size 10 brush–the biggest round brush I had. I got out my tempera paint and magenta ink and mixed the perfect PINK. I had some old paint left over and threw that in the mix too. I was both excited and had no clue what I was going to do, but I knew it was going to be awesome. I did a combination of splashing dots on the paper in a tree shape. Then I blotted here and there adding various tones of pink. Oh my goodness using pink’s complementary which is green helped make the most wonderful brown. I mixed up the paint and created various transparencies and what a wonderful contrast.
What I LOVE ABOUT THIS TREE IS THAT I borrowed someone’s idea but I applied my own ideas to make it my magnificent tree. Halfway through I contemplated starting over but as I painted I visualized the image of a beautiful tree and in the end I painted it. That’s right! Can’t wait to keep painting these trees. Now let me go edit the words.
Imagine all the possibilities that are possible.