How to Paint a Tree | Acrylic Painting

How to Paint a Tree | Acrylic Painting


Hi, I’m Linda. I created a company called Paint Along. Check us out at paintalongnyc.com. We have really fun painting workshops in Nashville
and New York. I’d like to demonstrate two different trees. We’re going to do one with sponges and the
other one is with a brush. We’re going to start off with the trunk of
the tree using 1/2″” flat brush. I’m using my black paint and I’m going to
put in the trunk of the tree. These are the roots and what I’m doing is
I’m just using my brush very flat and without turning or twisting it, I’m just going straight
out to the side. And then I’m going to make my branches by
just pulling out from the trunk and separating the trunk of the tree. The next thing I’d like to do is take my sponge
and I’m going to use two different colors of green. I’m going to just twist my sponge and pinch
it so that it’s got a little round shape to it. I’m going to start with the darker green and
I’m going to put in the leaves of the tree. The next thing I’d like to do is give it some
highlights, so I’m going to use a lighter green. This is a citron green or a lime green. And I’m just going to highlight the top portions
of each of these groups of leaves. And that’s our basic sponge tree, and I want
to show you another tree using a brush. Starting at the bottom and then coming straight
up. I’m going to kind of twist my brush just a
little bit so that it’s a little bit narrower at the top. Now this tree is going to be more like a pine
tree, so I want it to be a very dark green. I’m going to use my black paint and I’m going
to blend it with my dark green and use the dark green for the branches. And I’m going to use just a tapping technique. I’m just kind of twisting my brush just a
little bit and the paint is coming off of the brush a little bit of green and a little
bit of black. The next layer of the tree the branches come
out a little bit more. I’m just flattening my brush and pulling it
in towards the trunk. You can put a little bit of space in between
because the pine tree is not always exactly perfect. And that’s how you do a basic sponge tree
and a tree with a paint brush.

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