A Path in the Woods - Painting Trees Without Sponging
The main points of this landscape are working
- back (light)
- to the middle section (medium)
- to the front section (dark).
- You want to leave some holes for the birds to fly through, too. You'll see this in the extra page showing each step, as well as in the video.
The demo shows these trees painted using salt or spattering for texture, a dabbing technique, and an introduction to the hit or miss method of placing random water on your paper and painting into it.
Your painting doesn't have to look exactly like mine - that's the beauty of watercolor. Each painting will be unique. Feel free to use sponging, add branches, add extra tree trunks or even a figure walking on the path.
Backlighting works especially well for watercolor, as each layer goes on top of the ones before, building up color and texture for a nice sense of realism.
Hi, I'm Deb Watson.
My story is simple. I loved creating art from childhood, but was discouraged from pursuing art by my parents. So, I became a nurse, but kept painting.
I knew nothing about art, but taught myself over time and became a very successful artist, with hundreds of awards. Although my art and how to paint techniques are well known (in over a dozen books and online), I'm just a down to earth person.
I've always enjoyed teaching others how to paint with watercolor - sharing the joy!
Join me in your own personal journey into painting. My online lessons and zoom classes will teach you how to see and paint like an artist. No matter what your favorite subject is, you'll find it here - or email me your suggestions and I'll include a class in the future.