“Easy Instructions to Paint Evergreen Trees” Pt 1 Oil

“Easy Instructions to Paint Evergreen Trees” Pt 1 Oil


Painting With Yovette, “How to Paint Evergreen Trees”. Pt 1, Oil Well, welcome back to My Magic Brushes. My
name is Yovette, and today I’m going to show you how to
do evergreen trees. Okay to begin, this is a recycled canvas
because I don’t like to waste things, and as you can see I’ve already lightly put
on a background, and what we’re going to do is just plain evergreen trees today.
Very simple. I have mixed just all my dark colors, blue, crimson, brown, green, and
black, made a pile, and I have a fan brush that I am just going to flip and load it
very heavily. Coming up to the canvas, I want to put let’s say one tree here,
maybe one here, and maybe one here. So I like to do threes a lot of times. Okay
so starting out, I’m going to do a little large one first, the tall and first, and
just take the very tip of your brush, and just make a couple of little spots on
the top. Notice that my angle of my handle is down, and as I come down the
tree I sort of fill in a little bit in the middle, I start pressing a little bit
harder, and as I come down I get a little bit
wider, flipping the brush, gives you fresh paint,
and just come all the way down to your land area. That’s it! Again I’m going to
reload, and I’ll do the one next to it here. Just a little tip here, sometimes
it’s okay to leave a space, you know the birds like to land in there sometimes.
And as I come down, I just start pressing a little more firmly, and filling in. Now sometimes it’s unbalanced like this
one, I have a branch that’s sticking out kind of weird, well you can easily fix
that by just going to the other side and just tapping in so that it’s balanced
the way you like it. Easy enough to do huh? Okay, let’s go to
the other side. Ah, maybe we’ll have just three over
here. So I’m going to have one, let’s have a taller one here, just with the corner
of the brush, just tap, lightly. As you come down, tap a little bit firmer, a little bit firmer, and spread out a little bit. There you go.
And let’s do another one right here. Tap, oh these are turning out nice. I like
them! How about an itty-bitty one here. And notice that the trees are not all
standing sticks straight up in the air? And when you’re done, just kind of like bring this down a little bit. This kind of makes a little shadow for
the trees. I want to highlight these trees now. Oh
first, let’s put in just a little bit, of a, little bit of a trunk. To do this
I’m just going to grab some color, here a little white, and just pull it down. And
I’m going to take my knife, grab a little roll of paint, and just come in and dab
just in a few places. You don’t want this all over. You don’t want solid trunks.
Okay, now I want to make a highlight color, so again my fan brush, I’m going to
go into a little yellow, a little green, flipping the brush, and this is a
little liquid white, all it does is thin the paint out, make it a little
bit easier. Because thin paint will stick to a thick paint, but not the
reverse. So once the brush is nicely loaded, again
let’s try this one here, come to the top just dab, we’re just highlighting, not a whole lot
just a little bit. And I don’t go all the way to the bottom.
How about the other side. And when I’m doing this I’m kind of
looking for the places where the highlight would be on top of a branch.
Now I’d really like to make those trees pop. And so let’s say the sun is coming
in, let’s have the Sun coming in from this side. So what I would do is, again
get a little bit of paint on my brush some yellow, white, touch of green, and this is a very very very light
bright color. Okay light would be coming in this from
this way, One nice thing you can do while you’ve
got all these colors on your brush and you don’t want to just throw all that
paint away, it really makes, just the fan brush can
make a nice grassy area just by pushing up, like so. See that? It just makes really nice
little grassy areas. You can just fill in until you’ re
satisfied with what you like. You can bring this up, and then it just it looks like real
grass. Cool! okay, now I’m really done. Well thank you
for joining me today, I hope you learned something, and I hope you had a good time
just as I did. We’ll see you again. Bye-bye

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