Having loaded my brush with a juicy mix of Burnt Sienna and Prussian Blue, I suggest the shadow side of the tree….and then with a clean, wet brush pull out the paint.
Using a rigger brush and the same mix of Burnt Sienna and Prussian blue I begin to suggest branches.
I now begin to add foliage…and at the same time move the colour to the bottom of the image.
For the finished tree, I add more darks and lights to the foliage and then scrape out with my knife. Note that at all times, I am moving colour around the image.
This is another example of a tree trunk, using all the same techniques as above.
Remember that fifteen minutes a day of regular practise is better than 5 hour binges once a month.
My book, The Apple Exercise, which talks about all these techniques is available through my website at http://www.janetweightreed.co.uk