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

Happy painting,


PS Comments are welcome. I can't always reply but I do read them. I'd love to know which painting is your favorite and why. And if you have any ideas for a title please let me know as I might make that the actual title - choosing a title is so difficult.

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