How to Paint Bluegum Trees in Oil

Skill Level : 1 Beginner

Medium : Oil Painting

Subject : Landscapes

Tutor : Dennis Clark

Class Length : 1 hour 57 minutes

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Class Description

Trees are nearly always part of a landscape painting and each artist has their own preferences for certain trees, such as the palm tree, the pine tree, and others. One of these is the Eucalyptus. There are many types, but here we will look at the Bluegum tree because of its colour, and the fact that its bark peels off in fascinating ways and patterns.

In this lesson you will learn:

1.  Tree shapes
2.  Tree Colours
3.  Tree Bark
4.  Tree Leaves
5.  Leaf Patterns
6.  How to create light effects on the trunks and branches
7.  How to use saturated colours correctly
8.  The technique of masking

Latest Reviews

This was my first painting that had a \’loose\’ element to it. I was paralyzed trying to paint trees… and anthing that did not follow a line. It takes a master to translate such difficult concepts for beginners in such a fluid and easy presentation to follow.


About Dennis Clark

Dennis has been drawing and painting for most of his life (since 1944) and shortly after that in watercolours. During WWII there were no art books so to speak, so he had to teach himself through experimentation, sweat and tears. He teaches the following mediums online - Watercolours, Pastels, Acrylics, Pencil, Pastels, Pen and Ink and Oils.
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