Little Tree 33 by Sean Seal

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This is number 33 in my “Zen Tree” series. I had this little tree teach me a lesson on washes today. I had some success with spattering clean water into a wash the other day and pushing the pigment around in interesting ways. This one didn’t cooperate so much mostly I think because the pigment had gotten into the fibers already and started to dry. We’ll try that again soon. Still it’s got a few things going for it.

Winsor Newton Artist Watercolors, Strathmore 400 series 140 lb. Watercolor Paper

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bonsai tree, minimalism, watercolor tree, zen garden

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  • banrai
    banraialmost 4 years ago

    superb piece, exquisite gallery of water paint Sean

  • Thank you. I’m trying to improve my painting with this daily series. These are really small paintings 3×5″.

    – Sean Seal

  • mmcneice
    mmcneicealmost 4 years ago

    Really nice. I love the way you used watercolors.

    I’m mixed about the feeling of the piece of either a depressing tree, or a happy one… or perhaps a growth into happiness based on the coloer

  • I need to take some of my own advice on not commenting too much on one’s own work. I was taking a feeble jab at my old friend Bob Ross with that comment.

    – Sean Seal

  • eleveneleven
    elevenelevenalmost 4 years ago

    this is absolutely incredible! love it

  • Joanne Piechota
    Joanne Piechotaalmost 4 years ago

    Very interesting, liking it :)

  • mmcneice
    mmcneicealmost 4 years ago

    I thought your comment was good for the piece. Washes are a bit annoying sometimes, and the tree does have quite a bit going for it.

    I was just voicing aloud the mood of the piece brought on by the color choices. (though purple and yellow together is a rather nice color pallet when done correctly. I’m guilty of using it on occasion. ^^ )

    Bob Ross does have his moments of brilliance ;)

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great

  • Komang
    Komangalmost 4 years ago

    very impressive artwork

  • srinivaskn
    srinivasknalmost 4 years ago

    it’s alone….!!!

  • adiconstantino
    adiconstantinoalmost 4 years ago

    nice bend.. great job!

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 4 years ago

    very nice .. I love it

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