A Springtime Tree! 🌳

diy sketch spring watercolor Mar 14, 2024

Get out a little piece of paper and pen, and draw with me! We’re sketching and making a springtime tree! I think it is so important to schedule a time to daydream and sit with God. “When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I almost say that they save me, and daily” -Mary Oliver

I highly encourage you to read the rest of the poem and be truly inspired! 

Step 1:

I’m drawing a simple tree! Start by draw two curves going different directions to make the trunk. Then a cloud like shape for the leafy part!

Step 2:

Write wonkily in your tree, “To go easy, to be filled with light and to shine.” - Mary Oliver. Draw some extra lines around the top of the tree.

Step 3: 

I’m going in with watercolor, and painting what I call a “Matisse” tree! And what this means is I’m going in with all kinds of color in the tree. So the tree trunk has a little bit of brown, but it also has pink and blue, and yellow! The leaves will also have pink, yellow, and turquoise! 

Step 4:

Keep doodling. I am adding little flowers around the tree and stripes in the grass! Then watercoloring green and turquoise in the grass. Watercolor in the flowers, too! 

Supplies: 🎨

Hand Deckled paper (I got mine on Amazon)





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