How to Paint Bluegum Trees in Oil
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
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.
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