So, like I promised, here is another blossom tree. This time it is green. I have a friend who likes green a lot… maybe “likes” is an understatement. She enjoyed my red blossom tree so much that I offered to make her a green one. I also documented the process so maybe you will make one too!
*Keep in mind that I taught myself to paint so my techniques might be a bit different than you are used to. I’m sure you will figure it out though.
Things you will need:
Canvas (I used 11×14)
Cup of water
Squeeze out a small glob of each color of paint you want to use on to a paint board. I used dark brown, light brown, reddish brown, maroon, orange and white.
Using a large brush, paint the area around the outside of your canvas dark brown.
Please make sure to keep your paints wet. Acrylic paint dries very quickly.
Right above the dark brown, paint in light brown.
Add white in the center. You might want to use a medium sized brush for this.
Start blending. Begin adding some other colors (if desired) like orange or red.
Your background should look something like this. Wait for a few minutes until it dries.
Paint a tree somewhere in the middle in dark brown using a thin brush for detail. Once you have a shape you like use the light brown to add highlights and blend the two browns together.
Add leaves to your tree (also using the small brush). I always start on the left and work my way over. Leave the middle of the tree a bit more available for the blossoms.
Add blossoms. Once the blossoms dry add a dot of dark brown to the center. If you wish, you can use white paint to add highlights to the petals as well.
Voila! You have a blossom tree. I plan on making a series of these since I got so many positive responses. I’m thinking blue, purple and maybe a multicolored one.