Just A Tree - Full Color Realism The Easy Way
How To Do Layering and Soft Edges For Realism
Just A Tree - An Easy Technique for Tree Realism
'Just a Tree' but will give you not only a beautiful painting but also an information packed lesson! See value in action, with a wide and believable range of dark to light green in the finished product.
Even beginners can turn out a nice painting and gain understanding of the basic techniques you need for realistic painting. Yes, working in layers often looks weird in the middle of the process, but it's an easy technique for great results.
This lesson concentrates on basic skills in painting trees - mixing greens, working in layers, painting dark values that glow with soft edges.
Included is a description of the different blues and yellows and how to use them to make the perfect green every time.
If you like to paint landscapes or nature, this lesson is for you!
Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher
My story is simple.
I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.
Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).
My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.
Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!