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Trees are wonderful

Elizabeth Kendall

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa

Artist's Description

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 !
Recipe:
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
FEATURED in First Things
17 Jan 2011.
FEATURED in ART at HEART
23 January 2011.
FEATURED in WORKS ON PAPER
24 January 2011.
FEATURED in Image Writing
25 Jan. 2013.
FEATURED in African Art and Photography
26 Jan. 2013
FEATURED in Women Painters
28 Jan. 2013.

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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