Painting Watercolor Trees | Bryan McKinney | Skillshare

Painting Watercolor Trees

Bryan McKinney, Watercolor Artist

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7 Videos (58m)
    • Introduction!

    • Supplies: Paper, Brushes and Paint

    • A Quick note on the Shapes of trees

    • Final PT 1 Green tree

    • Finishing the Green Tree

    • Painting the Red Maple

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

In this class, I’ll be teaching how to paint a simple watercolor tree. I’ll cover some basics about the form and general shape of trees, as well as the wet in wet technique we’ll be using to mix color.

Students will be creating their own tree. While designed for beginners, anyone of any skill level can take this course.


This skillshare class is broken down into 

  • Introduction Video - I'll just outline what we will be doing
  • Supplies Overview - Brushes, Paper, and Paint
    • for more detailed information on the supplies I use and why I use them check out my Blog
  • The Shape of Trees 
    • If you would like to use the photo that I did as your reference photo here is the link
  • Painting the Green Tree Part 1.
  • Painting the Green Tree Part 2
  • Painting the Fall Tree
  • Finishing touches
    • Make sure to upload your project to the gallery
    • Share your work on IG and tag me (@BMCK_Art) so I can see and share it!





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Bryan McKinney

Watercolor Artist

Hey All! Name is Bryan (obviously). I've been making art for as long as I can remember, and while I have dabbled in everything from oils to ceramics, printmaking, digital design, and woodworking, I always find myself returning to watercolor and ink. 

I'm here to share the knowledge I've gleaned over the past 10 or so years of painting in watercolor with you all and to learn from the awesome teaching community here on skillshare. 

You can connect with me here, Inst...

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