Yesterday I had the opportunity to chat with a great friend and artist Judith of Artistcoveries. Her recent post, For The First Time intrigued me specifically the tree on the right side of the painting. I wanted to learn how to draw and color trees but that adventure was below my learn and practice list.
In our conversation, Judith shared a you tube video tutorial of drawing trees. Since I was feeling down and sad today, I thought of trying my luck with the video and see if I can at least draw a tree.
After watching the video for a couple of times. I prepared my materials and tried. Below is the finished 7×5 watercolor painting.
Judith,the rolling dry brush technique was difficult but I wanted to share with you and everyone else this first piece. Also I don’t have the specified yellow color the tutor had but that’s perfectly okay. I substituted it with winsor yellow.
I finished off the trunk using your painting as inspiration.I hope that was okay with you. 🙂
I must say, though rather late in the day, today was not spent moping. I do not feel sad anymore. I am more than happy and had danced the dance of joy a few times. I’m glad I did not put off watching the video Judith shared. Watching it and trying my luck had been the one of the best decisions I did today.