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Orion’s Watercolor Trees

Orion's Trees in Watercolor

Orion’s Trees in Watercolor

Orion used a gradated wet-in-wet technique to make that luminous backdrop for his intricate trees.  The lacy texture is created with a light sprinkling of salt on the still-wet wash.  How does that happen?  I’m not sure!  (Mrs. David??)  When the wash had dried he used a wet-over-dry technique with two different brushes to render those intricate branch patterns.  Lastly, he showed his mastery of value by lightening his tree color and painting another, higher in the picture plane.  That’s called atmospheric perspective, and it gives a gorgeous sense of distance to this glowing and magical landscape.

4 Responses to Orion’s Watercolor Trees

  1. Nice!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful work Orion! Appreciation from an Australian art teacher 🙂

  3. Wow! So Beautiful!!

  4. So incredible! I love the surreal sense of balance this has! What a beautiful pink.

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