Painting the middle ground area of our watercolor painting
Some trees were dropped in with Raw Umber and Ultramarine Blue into the wet hills and I continued these down the left bank of the river. I made sure to add form with shadows and some thicker paint to make the trees look real. As I moved closer to the foreground I used more Raw Umber and less Ultramarine Blue as well as increasing their size and detail to bring the trees forward in perspective. When I painted the trees I started by using the side my brush, without too much moisture, and quickly moved it in a random fashion over the tops of my paper to give me a range of varied edges. I left lots of spaces, between the leaf masses, to give the tree and natural shape.