How To Paint Easy Watercolor Trees: Beginner-Friendly Techniques

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Course Description:

Unveil the secrets to painting watercolor trees with the calming guidance of instructor Miranda Balogh. From the lush pine to the stark beauty of bare branches, learn how to use simple shapes to craft a variety of arboreal wonders.

Whether you’re brand new to watercolors or looking to branch out your skills, this class offers step-by-step instructions to transform basic strokes into detailed foliage, teaching you to add depth, texture, and realism to your art.

Grab your supplies, and grow your confidence leaf by leaf in this beginner-friendly class on painting creating a wide array of trees.

What You Will Learn:

  • Fundamental shapes for various tree types, including ovals and triangles
  • Techniques for building up tree layers from light to dark shades
  • The importance of light source and shadow for three-dimensional effects
  • Organic tree anatomy for realistic trunk and branch structures
  • Experimentation and intuitive approaches for personal expression in your work

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Watercolor paints: pans or tubes
  • Watercolor paper
  • A medium round brush
  • A small round brush for detailing
  • Two jars of water
  • Mixing palette/tray
  • Cloth or paper towels

Meet Your Instructor:

Miranda Balogh

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This Is A Live Class Replay:

This is an edited replay of a Foxsy Live Class. If you’re interested in interacting directly with instructors, check out the upcoming Live Class schedule.

What’s In This Class?

  • 1 Video
  • Hands-On Tutorial
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 55 minutes

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