Best 15 Watercolor Trees #worldwatercolormonth

All my tree lovelies,  together.

A collection of moody,  Impressionist Watercolor Landscapes.

Some are ‘busy’  while others have been pared down to the bare bones.

Each, with their own tale to tell.

 

 

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Purple Mountains & Indigo Trees (c)

 

Watercolor Trees

Fir trees, Poplar trees, maple trees, gum trees and … trees of unknown species.

They’re all here.   They were all completely enchanting to paint.

 

 

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Summer’s River (c)

 

 

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Watercolor Trees   debiriley.com (c)

 

 

 

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Waiting… in the Greyness,    debiriley.com (c)  

 

 

Drama

Fire in the Sky is all about impact, power, drama.

Color and tonal contrast made it happen.

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Fire in the Sky debi riley (c)

 

 

 

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 Christmas Trees  (c)

 

 

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Its a Bold Tree   (c)

 

Simplicity

The 2  simple tree trunks only, were an exercise in prudence and restraint.

Less is more.  How to transmit the sense of the tree, with as few brushstrokes as possible?

Challenges.

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Simple Tree trunk  (c)

 

 

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Nuances of Grey  (c)

 

 

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Miniature  1.5 x 1.5 inch  Impressionist Landscape (c)

 

Morning Haze. 

Memories…. can recreate a place and emotions so well, one could imagine themself transported back. To the place and time, as if by magic.  Lovely.

 

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Morning Haze  (c)

 

 

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Watercolor Forest  (c)

This forest scene was painted on site, in my car.  While I waited for my class to begin.  Leaving early, has its perks.

 

 

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Autumn Watercolor  w/pastel highlights  (c)

Adding soft pastel highlights to a watercolor can transform the image into a bold piece that captures the eye straight away.

 

 

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Winter’s Glow  (c)

Winter’s Glow was a fun play with Amethyst & Sodalite on damp paper.

I dampened it all, but that area you see as White. That, I let remain completely dry.

 

 

 

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Reflections, detail  (c)

 

Reflections

 

This last painting,  Reflections … has been a favorite of mine.

I love of course the cobalt teal blue, but it it the action of the watercolor that captures me.  The flow of the colors, the reflections into the water worked out ‘just right’ on this one.

I was lucky.

The mere whisper of the tree trunk, was all it took to finish this.

It was truly a case of “Less, is More!”  

 

 

 

 

 

As many of these are on offer for sale as prints, cards, etc. in my online shops….. thank you for not taking, copying and using my, work efforts.

Thanks!!

 

 

 

 

 

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37 comments

  1. Great to catch up on all your week’s posting (been away as you can guess). This is a great gallery of wonderful colors, images and trees. Their simplicity and restraint together with depth and open spaces, shade and drama, makes the post a complete lesson in itself – no need to look elsewhere. Have a great week and hopefully the weather improves for you. 🙂

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  2. A miniature print of the one called Watercolor Trees should hang in my dollhouse. 🙂 Love, love, love these.

    I’m still reading, still learning. I’m not doing that great with watercolors but I do enjoy it. One of my 2017 creative goals is to work with watercolor. As I said, I’m not good at all but I do enjoy reading about it and viewing different techniques.

    Your creative voice is beautiful and listened to quite often.
    Smiles to you and yours,
    Faith

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