I enjoy painting landscapes. Pine and Birch trees are among my favorite trees to paint.
I started with a quick pencil sketch to find a composition that I liked.
Then I moved on to using a black micron pen (size .03) to help me with the placement of the trees on the watercolor paper. You could also use a watercolor pencil as well for this. I have found that if I start painting without a few pen lines for tree placement first, I end up getting lost and paint over an area where I should have placed one of my trees.
This is a sample of my Pine and Birch watercolor painting.
I’m happy with the pine tree and I love the bark on the birch trees. I think I may try using a sponge next time for some of the foliage on the birch trees.
Watercolor Painting notes:
9×12 Canson watercolor paper 140 #
Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton watercolor paints
Round #10, #6 and Rigger #0 brushes
Black Micron pen – size .03
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