How To Paint a Beautiful Tree In Acrylic

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Learn the basics of how to paint trees with acrylics to improve your landscape paintings.Step 1 : Create a tree structureAll trees have different branch and trunk structures, There are also many different tree trunk colors and styles depending on which type of tree you wish to paint.

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Step 2 : Add shadows and dark leavesWith acrylics, I find it’s best to work in layers – generally dark to light.Step 3 : Add mid-tones you can either wait for the previous layer to dry or if you would like some blending action go ahead and add a layer of lighter color.

Step 4 : Paint hightlightsMost beginning artists like to overdo highlights, which can ruin the effect of light and shadow, so be careful and use sparingly. You can always add more if needed.

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Step 5: Finalize your treeIn this step, add the lightest accents and other flare to make it your own.Now that you understand the basic steps for painting a tree with acrylics, go outside, find your favorite trees and try to recreate them or add them into a new landscape painting.

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