How to Paint Happy Evergreen Trees, Pt 2, Oil

How to Paint Happy Evergreen Trees, Pt 2, Oil


Painting With Yovette, How to Paint Happy Evergreen Trees, Pt 2, Oil Well good afternoon, this is Yovette
from My Magic Brushes, and we’re going to do something fun today, we’re
painting happy trees, happy evergreen trees, and I’ll show you the difference
between that and a sad tree. So come along and join me. Well this is a
continuation of a painting that I had already started before, and you know I
did a video earlier on doing evergreen trees, but that’s always a downed tree,
let me, oh, before I get, let me get you started here. Colors that I’m going to be
using our white, black, prussian blue, Van Dyke Brown, alizarin crimson, sap green,
and yellow ochre. Now I forgot my train of thought.
Oh! Anyway yeah I was talking about the Evergreen of trees that I did before.
What I want to do first is just mix up a pile, and this is the same old dark color
that we’ve been using all along. It’s just black, blue, brown, alizarin, let’s
have some green in there, and just kind of mix that up. All we want is just a
dark color for the evergreen trees. Okay? Now, what I’m going to show you on my
palette first, and I’ve got just a fan brush, this is the only thing I’ll be
using, well maybe a knife for the tree trunk. But so loading your brush when we
did the other tree’s before, it was like okay, you just make a little, let me get a
better hold on here, you just make your stem and then you start tapping, and you
just go down down down, and you keep going down down down, okay. This is what I
call a sad tree. This is a sad evergreen. I mean this is pretty pathetic
but that’s partly because it’s on paper. So anyway I want you to, we’re going to
do a happy evergreen tree and the difference is the branches go down in a
sadder tree, but in a happy tree they go up. And so you have to do something a
little different to make happy evergreen trees, or uppies or downies, you can call
it anything, I call it uppie tree, a downy tree, whatever. So anyway we start out the same
way. I’m going to put my main one right here, so I’ll start out doing a bit of a
trunk, and I’m going to load frequently because this takes a lot of paint. And
I’m loading both sides of the fan brush pretty heavily, and the way you start out,
let’s go a little bit higher. Start out basically the same way, just with this
very corner of the brush, just touching in a few spots, because normally at the
tree tops, they’re not real thick, but as you start coming down you start pushing
a little bit upward instead of downward. Let me load the brush again. And I’m still using basically the corner,
but I’m just using that upward motion instead, and I’m going back and forth
across but I’m trying my hardest not to make them all even. And when you come
through and highlight a lot of this is going to be covered. Now can you see the difference how the
branches go up instead of down? Let’s do, I want to do one just like off
the edge here just a little bit. Same thing, just a little few touches, and then
start the upward motion. That’ll fill in the tree down here. Okay? Let’s do one
more. I just, I love, and you know doing trees you should always do in groups of
three, five, seven, two, two and four just kind of looks odd. So let’s do, how
about a little baby one here. Loading again, a few touches, and then start the
upward motion, and this will take some practice because
this is harder than doing a tree that goes downward, Let me show you this. When
I do the downward tree I’m pushing this way
when I do an upward tree, I hope this is visible to you, I’m pushing, I’m not
actually pushing like this, I’m pushing just gently, I don’t know, can you see
that? I hope so! So that’s that’s the difference between down and up. Anyway
those are lovely. So then I want to take my knife, I’m just going to do just, Oh,
will do just a little bit of a trunk in here. I don’t want it real light, but I
want it to show a little, little bit, maybe a touch of white. Whew! That’s
pretty. Okay I took my knife, I just go in, in and up,
and I don’t want a solid trunk. And always remember to kind of like
just put a little bit of a point on your trees. And you can even do a few just
stuck here in the background. That’s always nice too because there’s all,
evergreen trees, when you see a lot of evergreens, there’s also a lot of dead
ones. I don’t know why that is but it is Okay so then if you want to highlight,
then I would go, that’s okay we’re going to need that liquid white again, I’m
going to just dip my brush into the liquid white and get some color on here,
and notice I’m using the same brush, I’m going to grab some of the yellow because
I want this to be highlighted but not extreme. And the reason we’re using the
liquid white with it is because we need some thinness in it. The paint has to be
thinner in order to stick to a thicker paint. So now I’m just very very lightly,
just kind of tickling the tips. Add some more white, and that’s how they do the uppie trees,
the happy, what I call happy trees. And just remember that little tip about
using three’s, fives, sevens, whatever and grouping trees together. Well gosh, I, you
know I stood back and I looked at this and I thought well, my lights coming in
from this way, and so, you know this really needs a little more highlight,
at least I think it does, so I dipped into my liquid white again, so I
got this on the brush, I want to go into some yellow, and that’s kind of a dirty
yellow because I don’t want to bight a color. More liquid white, so there, that’s what I’m looking for,
that’s nice. Okay, so this, I’m actually going to go over this again a little bit, well that’s not quite yellow enough, just
a minute, let me get some more white here. Now I’m tickling very lightly, I’m not
doing a lot. There, that’s just enough to bring some
brightness into it because I thought just felt it was a little dull before
that. So anyway that, I think that looks better now.
Well, I hope that was interesting for you today. I enjoyed doing this for you and
it’ll show it shows you a little bit of difference between the two types of
trees, and so anyway as always take out those brushes and practice practice
practice, and I will see you next month. Bye bye

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