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Painting Trees

Hi everyone! So, this is the third painting Elizabeth told you all about in the Paint Animals post! If you haven’t read that yet, click here: https://acousticpaint.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/painting-animals/

It’s a birch tree! Not much interesting information about birch trees, so lets get right into it!

So the first thing I did was sketch it out. The view is looking up at the tree (kind of like an ant’s perspective.) I don’t have a picture of the sketch, but this is the background:

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Moving on from the background, I then added the under-paint of the bark. Here I used primary yellow, burnt sienna, and white

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After that, I finished the bark and added the first layer of leaves in yellow. I painted in the other branches using pure burnt sienna.

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I then added the other layers of leaves in green, red, and orange.

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That’s it! Now you have a beautiful painting that screams ‘Autumn Day!’

Our next post will be a craft, so be sure to get ready to make something cool!

~Elizabeth and Kathleen

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