|Watercolor Sketch of Rocks and Tree Trunks|
I liked the contrast of textures in the green foliage and the brown wood bark, all set against the grey stones.
I used watercolor paint on a practice pad. I left the back-ground vague on purpose; partly because I wanted to develop the interest of the rocks in the foreground and partly because of time. I started with washes using a medium wide brush, and then moved to smaller brushes as I went along to build up the texture of the leaves. I finished with a signature brush for the twigs and grasses.
The composition is not the best, there is no real focus and the viewer's eyes don't really know where to go. I should have spent more time in the earliest stages of the drawing to develop a tighter composition. Still it was a happy hour sketching and I have no regrets except maybe a few bug bites.
I hope you enjoy my art.
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