How To Branch Out — Painting Scenes With Trees

Here is a step-by-step visual guide taken whilst painting one of my latest pieces called ‘Mysterious Unknown’.

You will see, further on in this blog, that I decided to try my ‘upside-down drip technique’ on the trees — I was branching out (yup, I had to say that!).

Specs

It is an acrylic on canvas — 30″ x 36″.

Inspiration Behind the Art

I wanted to create a feeling of excited but anxious anticipation with this piece. A feeling of not knowing what lies ahead because you just can’t quite make it out but also being curious and elated about what might be there…the air of mystery that hangs in front of us, just before we step into change.



Mildly interesting note:  Even when I am painting the background layer (as seen above) I am mindlessly doodling circles and spirals.  My hand just can’t stop the motion of the universal ocean (I’m a poet and I don’t know it…yeah, yeah).



Fancy This On Your Wall?

The original has found its home in Australia but, if you click on the photo below, you can purchase greeting cards and prints.

If you enjoyed this post, you may enjoy these too:

Art In The Making — A Step-by-Step Guide on Painting Landscapes

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6 thoughts on “How To Branch Out — Painting Scenes With Trees

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  3. Seeing the process gives me so much more appreciation for the work that goes into it. Very insightful – thanks!

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