Trees are wonderful by Elizabeth Kendall

Waterpaint….just love it!! (on 300gsm watercolour paper)
My garden (my inspiration for this piece) here in Gauteng, South Africa has many old and wonderful trees, some of which my late mother planted. I love them all as well as the birds !
Waterpaint on 200gsm paper.
How to create: (I don’t mind sharing at all!)
1.Use thick waterpaint paper. Paint it red/ bright yellow/ orange. Use a hardryer, blow dry from the middle.
2. Paint one thick and very watery…wet!!!…stroke of paint at the top of the paper. Then turn the paper so that the paint runs down. Use lots of newspaper on your table, it can get very messy!
3. Now turn your paper the other way round and paint another colour at that end, let the paint run down again. Repeat these two steps until there are enough lines (trees) on your paper.
4. Wrinkle up a plastic bag, put it in wet paint the colour you want the leaves and press it at the top.
5. Use a white or black pen to put some finishing touches in. Let it dry…frame and sell!
Click here to see all my Trees
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A card
This painting is “related” to this one

and this one

and this one

All of them together make a forest family! ;-))
Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

A laminated print

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Aaah, what a scrumptious recipe Liz! This is so great! Creativity at its best! Beautifully done!

  • Oh, I love it when you love it!! Thanks for the fav too, much appreciated Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Groblerover 4 years ago

    I have to come over for a visit again… to try this recipe of yours ;-) Lovely work as always Liz ;-)

  • Smile!! oh yes, it will be so much fun! Thanks for the fav Mau! xx

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • LizzieBrayden
    LizzieBraydenover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful and I love that you are sharing how you did it. I am going to have to try this as watercolors can do so much. :)

  • Thank so much Lizzie, you are welcome! Please let me see it when you have finished it.:-))

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • LizzieBrayden
    LizzieBraydenover 4 years ago

    I will, Elizabeth…although it may take a little while for me to get to do it as I am preparing for a gallery show in the next couple of weeks :)))

  • I wish you all the best!;-)
    Enjoy it!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much Debora….for accepting!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 4 years ago

    How beautiful and congratulations on your new feature from inspired art..for some reason I haven’t had you on my watch..can’t believe it..I was sure you were ..well now I will beable to see your paintings more..they are always so beautiful!
    cool way you did this..very innovative..

  • Thank you so much Sherri, a wonderful comment! I don’t know about the feature, I better investigate! ;-))
    Thanks for adding me to your watchlist, a great honour!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 4 years ago

    I always thought you were on there..I am so sorry, because I always loved your now I am happy and I am glad you are happy are so kind and a wonderful artist!!
    Sherri:):) hugss

  • Thanks so much Sherri! Also love your work!
    I posted your tribute to a friend of mine in Australia and she was very thankful! Here is the link:!/?sk=messages&tid... (Hope you can see it. Hugs)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 4 years ago

    Very nice! I love hearing about the process you used as well!

  • Thanks Ken, happy to see you here!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    great process Elizabeth ..thanks for sharing …must try this!

  • Thanks Linda, you’re welcome! Thanks for the fav too! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 4 years ago

    #Pure Genius!!!!

    What a great painting… and so sweet of you to share your secrets… But no one can do this better than you!!! this is great… maybe when we have another snow, and i’m stuck inside, i’ll give it a try!

  • LOL!! You are so welcome Barb! Thanks for your enthusiasm and support! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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