Painting of Beautiful Fir Trees in Kuju

Watercolor painting of beautiful fir trees at evening time in Kuju. Kuju is a national park in Oita prefecture, Japan. In 2016 I went to Kuju and saw this scene of beautiful fir trees.

Beautiful Fir Trees in Kuju Park, watercolor, 31.8 x 41 cm (12.5" x 16"), $350

Beautiful Fir Trees

That's the provisional title. If you have a better one then please let me know.

So this place is a national park called Kuju and it's in Oita prefecture, Japan.

I went there in 2016 and the final scene I saw as I was just about to get into the car and drive home was the scene above. It made the whole trip worthwhile.

Although I've painted this scene before I decided to paint it again and explore the subject more.

Painting a scene again is actually like reheating soup - tastes better. Well, not always but if you're lucky.

Below is another version that I did. I prefer this one because of the warm orange sky. I actually did quite a few paintings of this scene but they all look a bit same-ish - I need to experiment more.

Watercolor painting of beautiful fir trees at evening time in Kuju. Kuju is a national park in Oita prefecture, Japan. In 2016 I went to Kuju and saw this scene of beautiful fir trees.

Beautiful Fir Trees in Kuju, watercolor, 31.8 x 41 cm (12.5" x 16"), $350

Semi-Abstract Version!

And this is my attempt at painting a more abstract version of beautiful fir trees. Nope. I don't think that worked. But I will keep at it and who knows. It's all a lot of fun and I learnt something from doing this too.

Semi-abstract watercolor painting of beautiful fir trees at evening time in Kuju. Kuju is a national park in Oita prefecture, Japan. In 2016 I went to Kuju and saw this scene of beautiful fir trees.

Semi-abstract watercolor painting of beautiful fir trees.

Lesson on Painting Fir Trees

Another reason I painted this subject again is because I did a watercolor lesson on painting fir trees. And after finishing that basic lesson I felt like revisiting some of my other fir tree paintings and "sprucing" them up a little. You can see that video lesson demo here.

A Study of a Fir Tree

And here is one of my many studies of fir trees. I strongly recommend that you practice painting fir trees on scrap paper before you add them to your final painting as they are not easy to paint and if you don't get them right then you can easily ruin your final painting. I did numerous studies of fir trees.

A study of a fir tree for a watercolor painting of beautiful fir trees at evening time in Kuju. Kuju is a national park in Oita prefecture, Japan. In 2016 I went to Kuju and saw this scene of beautiful fir trees.

A Study of Fir Trees

Video of Painting Beautiful Fir Trees.

And yes I made a video of me painting these beautiful fir trees. I hope you like it.

Prints

This painting is also available to buy as a giclee print. These are really beautiful 8 x 10" prints that come with mats and backing. Here is one example. They only cost $60 including shipping. To see some of my other prints just click on the image below.

Well that's all for now. 

Happy painting,

Gareth.

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