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Dash of Inspiration – June 6, 2011

June 6, 2011

A Dash of Inspiration…A Cup of Creativity by Doreen


Oh Those Beautiful Trees!

For me, nothing draws my eye into a painting or photograph more than a great tree.  One of the first lessons art teachers will ask their students to paint is a tree, because there is no such thing as a right or wrong way to create one. Trees can express any emotion; they can be happy or sad, eerie or whimsical, goofy or majestic.  We love them whether they look realistic or comical, straight or crooked, in full growth or leafless and we accept trees in every color imaginable.  Just take it from children, now they know how to paint trees!

Even if you have never attempted to paint, now is the time to step out of the box and see what trees are waiting to be created from your imagination!  First be inspired by these 50 Beautiful Examples of Tree Photography from our friends at Noupe.  Then take a peek at the Tutorial for Painting Trees by PocketMole so you have some idea of how to get started and when you’re ready to play, grab the brush sets below which will help you add foliage to your trees.  Keep in mind while you are playing with a color palette that trees are a beautiful item to use on your Harvest cards.  Happy Planting!

TennesseeLeaves Brush Set

Foliage Brush Set

HiRes Leaf Brush


Painting by PocketMole

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 6, 2011 7:22 am

    glad to see the Tennessee leaves since i live here … but be sure to take note that the HiRes Leaf Brushes state they are NOT to be used commercially.

  2. June 6, 2011 10:24 am

    Gorgeous photos!

  3. June 6, 2011 10:42 am

    Beautiful photos and great tut on painting trees!

  4. June 6, 2011 3:23 pm

    Good catch Denise…It wasn’t the link I wanted to give you, the one below was so that you folks had leaves and BRANCHES 🙂

    Here ya go:

  5. June 8, 2011 9:02 am

    Beautiful Photos, Thank you for the Tutorial Doreen!

  6. June 9, 2011 7:17 pm

    That is awesome work! Love the colors – great details…keep up the genius!

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