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Painting Trees in Acrylic

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Create fascinating forestscapes in acrylic with professional painter and author Peter John Reid. Learn to paint better trees by recognizing and capturing the differences in the trunks, branches and canopies of a variety of species. Mix lush greens with confidence. Apply wet-in-wet techniques to paint striking skies. Use glazing methods to capture the magic of a sunset or a misty morning. Paint groups of trees with attention-grabbing depth and convincing perspective. Recreate the reflection of trees and sky on water. Easily achieve vibrant backgrounds and captivating canopies with watercolor techniques in acrylic. Create a multitude of trees, grasses and leaves without painting them individually. Plus, use negative painting to build form quickly and add details such as the sky peeking through foliage. Paint forestscapes that capture the wonder of a walk in the woods.


  • Class Preview
  • Elements of the Tree
  • Mixing Greens
  • Wet-in-Wet Blends for Backgrounds
  • Forms in Groups
  • The Watercolor Technique
  • Painting Tree Noise
  • Negative Painting

Taught by

Peter John Reid


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