The time of day was mid morning and the light was coming from the right and lit up parts of the tree with a yellowish light.
The tree was like a lone sentinel guarding the bay. It was in a place of winds and harsh conditions but somehow had survived and thrived into a beautiful tree that was a beauty to look at.
I started with a watery wash of the sky using a moppy brush and swishing back and forth leaving some areas untouched like clouds. The foreground grass and bush on the right was done in two steps; first, I laid down watery green with vertical strokes of a large brush then came back with a smaller brush to detail it after it dried.
When the sky was dried I dabbed with a medium brush the yellow and green of the tree and let it dry. I used a small brush to draw the tree, fence, sea, and details. The tree trunk took several applications of color to get the values right.
Last, using a small brush and a darker green I put detail in the leaves and grasses.
|Tree On The Bay Watercolor|
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