Basics of Sponging (Painting) Watercolor Trees
How to Sponge Plus Paint Great Tree Trunks
Sponging Trees is a quick and easy technique for professional looking watercolor trees that even beginners can do.
This lesson explains the basics - how to choose and use a piece of natural sponge, plus other household materials you can use if you don't have a sponge.
Also covered is an easy method for painting tree trunks that look just as great as the foliage.
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!