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Quick & Easy Watercolor Techniques: Making a Watercolor Tree Painting

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Watercolor tree paintings often look very beautiful and dynamic, but seem difficult to paint. In this tutorial, you’ll learn the secret technique to painting great trees effortlessly! Mr. Shibasaki demonstrates how to do so in this watercolor tree painting lesson that focuses on using basic principles of value, and various simple watercolor techniques.

Materials Used In This Watercolor Lesson:

  • Sketchbook (size 12″ x 16″)
  • Cold press watercolor pad (140lb, size 12″ x 16″)
  • 2B Pencil

Paints (Holbein Artists’ Watercolors)

  • Permanent Green #1
  • Permanent Green #2
  • Viridian
  • Prussian Blue
  • Crimson
  • Amber
  • Burnt Umber

Brushes

  • Round brush (no. 12)
  • Round brush (no. 8)