Psychedelic Trees in Watercolor

Psychedelic Tree in Watercolor

Psychedelic Tree

During this month I was working on my 2 brush method course. In this course, I show beginner watercolor students how they can paint many different kinds of scenes with just 2 brushes and 2 colors. 

I was particularly focused on painting trees. I believe that painting trees well is extremely difficult and I spent a long time last year painting endless fir trees and this month I painted many deciduous trees. 

The effort, I feel, payed off as I was really happy with the results. In fact, I was so happy with the results that I decided to paint these 2 color trees with a variety of backgrounds – just for fun. The result is a bit psychedelic and I’m not sure if I like it or not. But I decided to call these psychedelic trees.

These are the initial paintings I did of trees.

Watercolor Trees in Two Colors

This is perhaps psychedelic tree 1 – to be honest I forgot the order so I’m just guessing.

Psychedelic Tree 1

This is perhaps psychedelic tree 2.

Psychedelic Tree 2

This is perhaps psychedelic tree 3 – which became the cover picture.

Psychedelic Tree 3

This is perhaps psychedelic tree 4 – which I’m not too happy with and was reluctant to show.

Psychedelic Tree 4

And if you ready to improve you watercolors then learn more about the 2 brush method here.

Happy painting,


Buy a Giclee print of this painting on Canson Aquarelle Rag (watercolor paper), 8 x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cms), $60 (includes shipping). Full refund if damaged during delivery. Please include the title of the painting – in the caption at the bottom of the painting. 

Tales of a Watercolor Adventurer

Enter you email below to receive the latest tales of my watercolor adventures in Japan and see my latest paintings. I post about once a week or once every two weeks.

I am an Englishman living and painting in Japan. I have now been here for over 17 years and have been painting for all that time. I love to travel around the Japanese countryside and find beautiful places to paint.

Recent Content