Palm tree in watercolor

First video of 2020, in an other country, with totally different subjects and inspirations ! Happy new year ! And last start this year with a palm tree painting !

I won’t upload, this time, my reference picture because this palm tree is sitting just in the courtyard at the back of my appartement ! But it’s a fairly comun palm tree quite big and with so much different tones of greens and even orange and yellows. It’s very exotic to have a palm tree just at my window and there is even a colony of parakeet living in this tree !

It’s my first time painting a palm tree (i did paint a sunset with just silhouettes of palm tree before), and it was a very interesting exercises especially for all the mark making work. Tracing all the fine line to create the texture of the palm leaves was very fun to do ! And i was able to play a lot with colors. At first lots of green, warm and colder, touch of orange and then adding lavander to that first colors was very revealing…

Palm tree in video

Palm tree in watercolor - ENGLISH VERSION

Supplies :
Brushes : Escoda aquario nº18, Silver brush black velvet 1/4″.
Paper : Canson Héritage rough.
Colors : Indanthrene blue (Sennelier), Aussie red gold (Daniel Smith), Nickel azo yellow (Daniel Smith), Burnt sienna (Daniel Smith), Lavander (Daniel Smith).

And here you have the finished painting (click to enlarge) :

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