Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Drip Trees Tutorial

Here is the tutorial for a fast and easy yet beautiful trees!

Squeeze a good amount of "Organic Orange" on your water color paper.

 Using a Viva towel spread paint completely all over your paper.

 Let the Organic Orange paint completely dry.

Using an old scruffy 2" paint brush,  dab on watered down "Phthalo Blue"
to form the leaves on the trees. Make the paint soupy but not too watery so you still
have good pigment.

Stand your paper up and tap it against the table so
that the paint begins to run.  It makes some great tree trunks.

 Using your 2" scruffy brush start dabbin again get more leaves down on the trunks.
You will probably have some of the trunks that do not run down completely on the page so do not panic
as you can just dab on more leaves and you will not be able to tell that they all didn't run down.
After getting your trees formed like you like and
adding some follage on the bottom you can now
dab on some light blue to the trees and follage.  
You are done!  Great job!

Below is just some other colors that you can use to make your trees.
So beautiful!

I used Colbalt Blue, and white in the back ground, Purple 
for the trees.

Colbalt Blue, Hot Pink back ground and Medium Violet for trees.

Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium for background.
Trees, Permanent Carmine red mixed with violet.

Phthalo Turqoise background, Permanent Carmine, Organic Orange, and Cadmium Yellow Medium for trees.

Cadmium Yellow med and White for Background,
Phthalo Blue and Colbalt Blue mixed with white Trees.

Cad Yellow Medium back ground,
Permanent Green, Organic Orange, Cad Yellow Med Trees.

Have Fun!!!


Trac said...

These look beautiful in every color you chose. How fun! I think I need one of these pics.

Deb said...


Kathy Haynie said...

You make this look so easy like I could even do it.

Shirleen's Art Studio said...

Thank you, everyone!

Julia - Finding My Way Softly said...

Do you sell the originals or prints of these? What kind of pricing would it be?

You can email me with prices if you want.

Dominika said...

wow :) beautiful :)