A few weeks ago, during Make Something Mondays, you guys voted for a tutorial on an abstract tree painting so here it is! It isn’t exactly the same as the one I showed you before but it is similar. Just remember that it is abstract and that it can be anything that you want it to. It all comes from your imagination.
Things You Will Need:
Paint a section, about 3/4 down the canvas, and paint it brown. I combined a light brown and a dark brown.
This step is optional.
Paint a layer of gesso over the top 3/4 of the canvas.
Start painting a streak along the line of your designated ground. This will keep the paint from bending together.
Start to paint your sky. Don’t spend a lot of time on this though. The goal here is just to get some color on the canvas so that you don’t see white between the leaves in the final painting.
Paint an outline of a tree on one side of your canvas. Remember that the majority of this tree will be covered with leaves as well, so if you are going to focus on making it look good, focus on the bottom.
Start to fill in your tree. I used one shade of brown and a small brush so that when I painted, it made a texture like in the image above.
Paint some roots for your tree.
Get a lot of paint on a medium-sized brush and dab it on the canvas. It should look something like the above.
A little texture is a good thing.
Randomly spread some leaves out on the canvas. Avoid the tree for now since the paint is still wet.
Add set of leaves in a different color.
Continue step 10 for several more colors.
When the canvas is filled up but has a bit of space left, go back through with other colors and fill in the negative space. Don’t forget the ground!