In this painting study, learn how to paint a forest of trees which can be used as a background for your focal point. Using a limited palette, so colour mixing is in the forecast!
Ready to try this? Here is what I used.
Surface: Royal Essentials Canvas Paper (primed with additional gesso)
Palette: DecoArt Americana Premium Acrylics
- Titanium White – DAT40
- Hansa Yellow Light – DTA18
- Diarylide Yellow – DTA16
- Pyrrole Red – DTA06
- Quinacridone Violet – DTA01 *
- Ultramarine Blue – DTA33
- Phthalo Blue – DTA24
*If you are using DecoArt Traditions, use Red Violet instead of Quinacridone Violet or even Permanent Alizarin Crimson.
Prep, Mediums and Finish:
- DecoArt Americana Premium Mediums: White Gesso – DTAM07
Brushes: Royal & Langnickle
- Supreme – #8, 6, 4 & 2 Flat – L1AF
- Majestic: #4 Round – 4100R
- Soft-Grip: #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425
- Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
- Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
- Mister Bottle Filled with Water
- Paper Towels, Baby, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths
- Heat Gun
- Royal Woodless Charcoal Pencil – Medium
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What did you think?
What is your biggest problem when painting trees? I’d love to hear from you, so please comment below.