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This week I attended another Painting with a Twist class and Greg joined me to paint a beautiful fall tree. I interpreted my tree as a fall tree losing it leaves because that is what we are currently experiencing in our area! I have a bit of fine-tuning I would like to do with my painting to add more colors to the tree limbs. They are a bit too prominent for me. I was really impressed at how great Greg’s painting came out! And stay tuned because this weekend I will start posting some new recipes!

We start with a blank canvas!


Then we primed it by painting it white and then blending black into the white to create a gray background. It was interesting how Greg did his background darker like it was a stormy night. When he painted the leaves I believe he got a better contrast with the yellow paint than I did since my background was lighter.

Greg’s background. Doesn’t it look stormy!

My background. At first I wondered if I went too light with the blending!

Greg’s finished painting came out great! I love how thick his leaves were with just a few falling to the ground.

When I started painting the tree the trunk came out too wide! So I think if I add more leaves to the branches it will create a better balance. Other than that I am pretty happy with it! We did not use any patterns to trace the tree – it was all free hand. Last week they gave us a pattern to trace the Tardis on the canvas. So what do you think of our trees? Greg thinks mine looks like a scary, haunted tree! Maybe I was inspired by all those scary Halloween movies we have been watching!

8 thoughts on “A Tree in Autumn Losing Its leaves – Painting with a Twist!

  1. M.a.g.n.i.f.i.c.e.n.t.! ❀ πŸ™‚

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you – it was fun to paint!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks they were fun to paint! But I still have some touch up to do on mine!

  2. They’re great. Well done. πŸ™‚

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! We had fun painting them and we are painting a lighthouse tomorrow. It is a 3-hour class and looks a bit more complex. πŸ™‚

      1. My first painting was a lighthouse. It turned out well. πŸ˜ƒ

      2. Bernice says:

        They will walk us through the painting step by step. πŸ™‚

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