How to Paint Evergreen Tree Trunks, Oil

How to Paint Evergreen Tree Trunks, Oil


Painting With Yovette, How to Paint Evergreen Tree Trunks, Oil Good morning this is Yovette from My
Magic Brushes. Today I thought I’d like to show you how to do some evergreen
trees, and mainly working on the trunk. The trunks are a lot of fun with shadows
and highlights, so this is an easy way to do it. It’s the Bob Ross method. okay
let’s get started. What I’m going to be doing is using two shades of brown. I
have a lighter brown and a darker Brown. I have a filbert brush and I’m just
mixing those a little bit on the same brush together. Just pick a point
anywhere, and just come down and press fairly hard. You want to make a fairly
good-sized trunk. Reload if you need to. I like that one. Bring it out at the base, Just fuzz it in a little bit.
Next I’m dipping into just a little bit of thinner, and I’m going to just wet
both of these so that they’re just like a liquid, they’re almost like an ink.
I want it very very very loose. Now most of the time these trees will have an
upward limb, there they’re happy trees okay? So they come down a little bit and
then they go up, and maybe on the other side, and notice the wiggle? I wiggle my
brush a lot, it’s almost like I’m nervous, but that’s how the limbs are. They’re not
really straight. Going up to the top I would like that to have a little bit
more of a nice top on it. There. Next I want to highlight this drunk and
to do that I want to use a little bit of cool color, blue white, just mix it, I want
just a kind of a light blue color. That’s a shadows, shadow color, the shadow
side. And just get a little roll of paint, oh, I smudge there. Oh well, that’s
all right. And just lightly touch the backside of the tree. Just little dabs,
little dots. And then just sort of bring it up, make
it sort of rounded by just tapping towards the center, oh it looks very cool
already doesn’t it? I like it. Now on the sunny side I’m going to take a little
bit of red, and again some white, and we just want sort of a, kind of a light pink
color. Bring it out nice and flat. Perfect. Get a little roll, and now we’re just
going to go on the other side of the tree. A little more paint. Again sort of bring it to the middle so
it’s rounded. Kind of bring out your base and just
sort of blend that in. Now you’d probably have grass down here or something, so
that will just fade into the background. Now to make some greenery on this tree,
what I want to do is just take my dark colors, I’ll take blue, black, both my
browns, some green, and just sort of mix that up into a pile. Doesn’t have to be
mixed real well. Then I want to take my number three fan brush, and bring it
through, load both sides of the brush, now because these are happy trees, the
branches are in an upward motion. So you’d put your brush in, lift, and cross over your trunk periodically, load
again, load, you want to keep a lot of paint on your brush for this, for this
particular thing. Always lifting upward like so. You
don’t want down, you want up. Then I want to put some highlight on those trees so
I’m wiping out some of that green, then I’m going into yellow, and I just a tiniest little bit of thinner,
and I mean really tiny, then you go right back over the top of these. Once that’s done you can go back into a
little bit of your browns, and it’s very thinned out, remember it’s kind of
like an ink, and you can just put in some extra little branches. Very easy to do. well I hope you enjoyed
today’s lesson. I enjoyed doing it for you. And just remember, these trees
are great. Along the Oregon coast they have a lot of trees, you know the trunk
just actually bends over and then the limbs go up, it’s really unique, and it’s
fun painting those. So anyway grab those brushes, give it a try, thank you for
joining me today. Bye

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