Tuesday Tips and Techniques: Add Sunlight to Trees

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This week’s watercolor tip comes from Michael Holter’s "7 Steps to Watercolor Landscapes."

If you want to create a sense of sunlight in your trees, it can be as easy as adding a drop of warm color. For Michael, his go-to color is Quinacridone Gold. He drops this into trees (when the tree paint is still wet) where he wants to give a sense of sunlight.


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A little hue variation can go a long way. So the next time you want to make it seem like a tree is being hit with sunlight, drop in a little Quinacridone Gold and watch it warm.

Learn more watercolor painting tips by checking out Michael Holter’s "7 Steps to Watercolor Landscapes."