Art Journal: Study of trees.


There is nothing like nature itself to inspire me. This week “plants” is our theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog and I couldn’t help but be inspired to practice my drawing skills on some lovely redwood trees while outdoors last weekend. I played first with Prima Watercolor pencils, then added some water (waterbrush), then went in with some KOI watercolor. Still not quite there, I went in with some of the new clean color pens.


FYI – I like these pens and they are considerably cheaper than my own DIY watercolor pens (aka dylusions or distress mist in a water brush). But that said they’re not “better” than those in fact they are very similar in what happens which makes them my friend and this sentence too long. Moving on! I’m super inspired by all things green lately in my art, and I want to get better at bringing plants of all sizes big and small into my page. While not perfect or by any stretch of the imagination a superb work – I am happy with this creative play and I had a great time!


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11 thoughts on “Art Journal: Study of trees.”

  1. Pretty trees! I’ve never seen redwood trees in person, they must be so lovely, a sight to see. Michelle t

  2. What watery wonderfulness is here! I love the beautiful way the colors blended here and I thought the sentiment was so perfect. It’s like that saying about not seeing the forest for the trees, but you gave it a positive spin by pointing out how little things contribute to success of the overall whole. Brilliant work!

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