In October 2018, I road-tripped my way through the PNW for my book tour. I got to drive on the Chuckanut Road (google it!!) and see the most vivid yellows, oranges and reds of the fall trees. It looked like fireworks!!
There were so many moments during that trip where I had to pull over and take pictures. One in particular was coming around this curve in Bellingham, WA and weaving through the yellow trees on the coast. INSANE!
For me at least, painting it is can be almost as beautiful and fun as seeing it. It may seem like they’re more complex to paint, but trust me. I teach you how to paint these fluffy, fall trees in a very simplistic way.
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Trees in the Fall
00:00 – Intro.
00:22 – Getting started with quick color mixing.
00:59 – First tree, yellow-orange.
01:45 – Second, more red tree.
04:26 – Third, more orange tree.
04:38 – What I’m thinking when I paint fall trees…
06:30 – Darker and darker with each layer.
06:59 – Now for the trunks.
08:50 – Adding the grass at the bottom.
10:26 – Finishing touches on the trees…
11:12 – If you want a painted sky…
12:32 – This outro will make you smile.
Links & Freebies
10 Easy Trees
Trees Part 1 (Summer/Spring)
Trees Part 2 (Autumn)
Trees Part 3 (Birch, Palm, Cherry)
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor
How to Set Up a Watercolor Palette
10 Tips to Improve Your Watercolor
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