Spectacle of Trees #WorldWatercolorMonth

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Day 3 of #World Watercolor Month.  Also known as Trial and Error.

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Tree in The Glade, debiriley.com

Its so,   S. I. M. P. L. E.   I’m told.

Its just,  “Intuitive”…

Please. Just give me my paints, my brush and my papers.



Let The Spectacle Begin

So,   Lets try this again!

I know one thing,  computer skills,  certainly aren’t  my strong points.

Watercolors though, are right up there, on the ‘Yes, I can do!!’ list.

Whatever I did on yesterday’s post….I didn’t do ‘something’ right.


This –  is why I don’t do Twister,  I mean Twitter.

Or Instagram… its more like  ‘For-ever-a-gram’ with yours truly.     I’m all paws, hooves, and thumbs!  Everything goes south in a handbasket!





Its so,   S. I. M. P. L. E.   I’m told.

Its just,  “Intuitive”…


“Just tag the post with hashtags.”

I did. What happened?!  I don’t know!  When it comes to me, buttons, electrical gadgets, computers…. any thing can happen.  Or go amuck.  And does.   Garage doors, hard drives, backups, phones, alarm systems.


That last one.

Is a real hoot.  I bet you CAN  imagine the scenarios with alarms going off suddenly, at work.


I knew I was Alive.




Looking For the Trees


Where is this Spectacle of Trees, you ask?

I’ll get there. Don’t get those knickers in a knot….   I did paint them.

A Forest of Them!  And had great fun doing them too.



Its Not like bumbling around on the computer.   Trying to do #World Watercolor Month posts.

Just wondering,  how many of those,  #WWM  I can squeeze in.  Should I try for 5, 7, 10? Would that increase my chances of success?      Actually,  I think I’m done now,  with the two I see already.

A bit like giving up too soon,  but I’m terming it… “Hoping for the Best.”


Where… are those Trees!!





  • my beautiful watercolor trees
  • some of my own, personal favorites…..
  • peace. zen. serenity.
  • with no fumbling about
  • how lovely


Embankment watercolour techniques landscape prussian blue b27 debiriley.com
Tree On Embankment, debiriley.com


zen of colour: forest in cobalt teal blue pg50, debiriley.com
Zen of Color: Forest    debiriley.com
Mountain in Blue watercolours debiriley.com
Mountain and Trees, watercolor debiriley.com


Lunar Black, Quincacridone Sienna, Daniel Smith watercolors, debiriley.com
Smoke and Fire,  debiriley.com


watercolour landscape painting, hornsby bushland debiriley.com
Hornsby bushland, watercolor  debiriley.com
Summer impressionist watercolor landscape painting, debiriley.com
Summer color debiriley.com


watercolor contemporary landscape, cobalt teal blue pg50, abstract watercolor landscape, debiriley.com
Magical Mists watercolor landscape debi riley


watercolour trees painting debiriley.com
Watercolour Trees painting debiriley.com
cobalt teal blue pg50, reflections, landscapes, watercolor tips, beginners guide, debiriley.com
Reflections, detail



I hope you enjoyed your wander through the watercolor Spectacle of Trees.



More Reading? 

Suggested partner posts with watercolor lessons, tips, guidelines:

Watercolor Getting Started

Watercolor Trees

Watercolor Materials

Watercolor Tree foliage greens

Easy Beginner Watercolor Techniques 

Watercolor Basic Tips and  Guide,  hub Page 

Watercolor Secrets 




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and are my exclusive property to use.


Please do not steal,  copy,  “borrow”,  plagiarise, etc.  my work.

If,  you see something you would like, let me know, as prints are available.

Thank you.    Debi



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38 thoughts on “Spectacle of Trees #WorldWatercolorMonth

  1. Love your paintings and of trees! Oh treeesssss! I adore your Tree on Embankment….it took my breath away and of course you weren’t done! Then of course they all fight for my attention but Hornsby Brushland is so gorgeous…..I know what you mean about the hashtag thing. I still don’t know if I am doing it properly. When Charlie was doing his Nature walk thing, I failed to get on board on that because of that stupid hashtag….not wanting to appear stupid, I decided not to keep asking how to do it. lol I was thinking about getting some posts going in Instagram and well, that didn’t go well. Why can’t things be simpler? like the old days? anyhow, love your post and your trees, all of them!

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  2. Summer Color and Reflections, oh my both are gorgeous Debi! Yes indeed, you are so proficient with watercolors, such an inspiration! Your post was funny, love the way you write Debi😂

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    1. hi Annali, thank you! was waiting to hear from you… no elves in the shadows? hehehe I love seeing the work with your imagination 🙂 creative, inventive and Fun!! Cheers, Debi

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      1. I know you must get tired of hearing me say how beautiful your paintings are, but I really do love them. I’d have all my walls plastered with them in a giant collage and all day long wherever I look it would have me smiling.

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  3. Ok, so Debi. They are all beautiful! I really like your “Tree in the Glade”. Sorry if I’m dense, but are you having trouble with the tagging or with the painting? I think the painting is wonderful, so I’m not sure. The tag to add to these WWM paintings is #worldwatercolormonth – at least, as far as I know, as I’m no techie whizz by any stretch. You type it as all one word and put the pound sign in front and make sure your post is tagged with it. And you’re done! Woot! :)). If I had to pick a favorite, would have to be Reflections although Bushland is really wonderful too. But they’re all wonderful! When I first said I’d do this, I said I’d only do them when I could this month, but I’ve already fallen into that “have to” every day trap. It hasn’t killed the mojo yet, but I have to be careful of that, anytime I put a chore to anything.

    Bah! Gollum keeps poking me. He says he’s sure that if he slithered into the pool in “Magical Mists”, he’d find the Ring and everything would be right in his world again. I just think he’s envious of your skills and would like to see what’s in your pocketsesssss. Precioussssss. 💙💙💙

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  4. it was a nice virtual walk with you, dear virtual Debi. I really enjoyed all of your wonderful paintings which were very appealing in compositions and colors and made my weird imagination run amuk, hehe, cheers Mitza

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    1. my thanks Andrew! computer skills (lack) well, just ‘grist for the mill’ is how I look at it.
      I think I made someone smile from the post! and, I do accomplish the goal, in the end. plus, I can always go direct to FB to post them on. Its not so much frustrating, as ‘amusing’ at this stage. 🙂

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