The Art of Painting Trees and Shrubs

 


Article by: Samuel Jaycox

Trees and shrubs , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy are the most popular subjects in a landscape , Growing Clematis oil painting. , Creating A Balcony Garden Oasis They can be painted in detail or out of focus, and do not have any set shape. That is the best thing about doing them. Their shapes are pretty much a free-hand style. The only thing to remember is with a foliage tree , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy or shrub, , Garden Shed - Using It as a Workshop or Craft Room you must use at least two or three colors. , Palm Tree Lamps The first color , A Guide To Japanese Gardens is the background color, , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5 or the back of the tree , Wood Fences or shrub. , Herb Farming Is A Profitable Business The second color , Hummingbird Nesting Facts can be either your highlight or a secondary color. , The Garden Statue - -Stone, Metal, Or Gnome? The third color , Dogs and Gardens: 10 Tips for Enjoying Your Dog and Your Garden Too is the highlight color. , Colour in the Garden Now how to , Improve Garden Soil Naturally apply the colors , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5 differs between artist. I work on a wet canvass (a wet primer is added to the canvass before painting. , How To Improve Garden Soil Naturally ) so my paints , The Flower Drying Game - Part 2: Sand or Glycerin? are not as creamy as most. The reason for this is I have a better time getting my second colors , The Difference Between Large and Small Ponds to stick to the first by thinning out the mix. Now lets take a look at the base colors. , Are You New To Organic Gardening

For creating base colors , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures or background colors , The Garden Statue - -Stone, Metal, Or Gnome? for a tree , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying or shrub , Orchids Are One Of Nature's Most Beautiful Flowers it is important to remember this is the back of the tree. , Pond Construction This color , Herb Farming Is A Profitable Business should be quite a bit darker than your highlights. Here are some of my favorites. For a spring , How To Build A Waterfall background color , Garden Shed - Using It as a Workshop or Craft Room I mix Prussian blue, , Gardening on a Budget and thalo green. , All About Hybrid Tea Roses It should lean a little towards the green color , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy but this should make a good dark color , Creating A Balcony Garden Oasis due to the Prussian blue. , Orchids Are One Of Nature's Most Beautiful Flowers If you want it darker add either a little black, brown, or alizorin crimson to the mix.

For fall , How to Create a Beautiful Landscape Painting colors it is a little different. I have seen brown used as a background color , Dogs and Gardens: 10 Tips for Enjoying Your Dog and Your Garden Too but to me it doesn't look realistic. Here are some ideas. For a yellow tree , Teak Patio Furniture Will Dress Up Your Patio start out with black and white , Pond Construction to create grey and add raw sienna or dark sienna. To this add a small amount of cadmium yellow medium. For an orange tree , A Teak Table - Accent Your Outdoor Decor With One start out with the same grey mix and add burnt sienna. For a red tree , Everybody Feng Shui Tonight - in the Garden use alizorine crimson with a small amount of bright red. Even green , Teak Patio Furniture Will Dress Up Your Patio has a different shade in the fall. , The Garden Statue - -Stone, Metal, Or Gnome? Use white, , Wood Fences raw sienna, and phtalo blue. , Hummingbird Nesting Facts

For the second colors , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5 it is a little easier. For spring , Dogs and Gardens: 10 Tips for Enjoying Your Dog and Your Garden Too green I like to use a mix of white, , Herb Farming Is A Profitable Business phtalo blue , How To Improve Garden Soil Naturally and cadmium yellow to give me a slightly colder color , The Difference Between Large and Small Ponds green. For a summer , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures green I use cadmium yellow with sap green. , Herb Farming Is A Profitable Business Use more yellow than the green , Colour in the Garden but the color , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5 should not be extreamly light , Using Push Reel Mowers in color. , Using Push Reel Mowers Fall , Cheap Ideas For Garden Landscaping colors can be made easily. For a yellow tree , Dogs and Gardens: 10 Tips for Enjoying Your Dog and Your Garden Too use Cadmium yellow and white, , Adirondack Chairs - How to Care for and Clean Them For a red tree , The Secret To Healthier Plants? Let's Ask My Grandfather use Bright red, white, , Using Push Reel Mowers and a small amount of Cadmium orange to warm it up a little. Orange trees , Design The Desert Landscape Of Your Dreams can be made with Cadmium orange and a little white. , The Flower Drying Game - Part 2: Sand or Glycerin?

Now these colors , Colour in the Garden can be used as the highlight colors , How To Improve Garden Soil Naturally or as a secondary color. , Adirondack Chairs - How to Choose One The only thing to remember is to apply the colors , Gardening for Birds Part 2 where you think light , Online Flower Shops will hit the tree , Pond Construction or shrub. , All About Hybrid Tea Roses Another thing to remember is not to apply these colors , Garden Shed - Using It as a Workshop or Craft Room at random. Create shapes using the colors, , Herb Farming Is A Profitable Business this will only give the painting , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5 more interest.

The last set of colors , Cheap Ideas For Garden Landscaping are for bright highlights. On a green tree , Teak Adirondack Chairs or shrub , Colour in the Garden use a little yellow, On a yellow tree , The Garden Statue - -Stone, Metal, Or Gnome? add more white. , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying On an orange tree , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying use a little yellow (use sparingly) or add a little more white , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures to your orange highlight color. , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy On a red tree , Flowers and Butterflies, the Perfect Combination! add a little orange color , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 5 (use sparingly) or add more white , Everybody Feng Shui Tonight - in the Garden to the red color , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy mix. Remember these highlights are where the sun , The Secret To Healthier Plants? Let's Ask My Grandfather will strike on the tree , Palm Lamps and should be of a warm color. , Online Florists

In later articles I will discuss how to , A Guide To Japanese Gardens actually paint , Colour in the Garden different types of trees. , The Garden Statue - -Stone, Metal, Or Gnome?
Samuel Jaycox is a landscape , Using Push Reel Mowers artist in Pawtucket Rhode Island. He also runs an online , Flowers and Butterflies, the Perfect Combination! art store where one of his paintings , Hardy Hibiscus can be seen (a swan swimming in a small river)for a look come to http://www.samsarts.ecrater.com

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