Tree, Dappled Light, Overcast

Full Video

Painting a Tree Series, Overcast (Long)

Key Takeaways: 

  • The painting depicts a wet, overcast day. Pale greens dominate the painting. The scene is basked in a soft, cool light.
  • This is one in a series of tree paintings. You can see some of the others below (click to enlarge):
  • Multicolored strokes allowed me to convey the illusion of nature’s detail without needing to render every rock, leaf, or strand of grass.
  • For the tree, I focused on the dominant branches. I simplified the rest.
  • A key feature is the line of pale green behind the tree. I was careful to get this color right.

Time-Lapse

Painting a Tree Series, Overcast (Time-Lapse)

Finished Painting

Dan Scott, Tree Series, Overcast, 2021
Dan Scott, Tree Series, Overcast, 2021
Tree Series, Overcast, Elora and Chontele

Progress Shots

Dan Scott, Tree Dappled Light 1 WIP (8)
Dan Scott, Tree Dappled Light 1 WIP (9)
Dan Scott, Tree Dappled Light 1 WIP (10)
Dan Scott, Tree Dappled Light 1 WIP (11)
Dan Scott, Tree Dappled Light 1 WIP (15)

Reference Photo

Tree Reference Photos (15)

Click here to download the full resolution reference photo.

If you ever want to learn more, you might be interested in my Painting Academy course.

Thanks!

Dan Scott

drawpaintacademy.com

Dan Scott is the founder of Draw Paint Academy. He's a self-taught artist from Australia with a particular interest in landscape painting. Draw Paint Academy is run by Dan and his wife, Chontele, with the aim of helping you get the most out of the art life. You can read more on the About page.


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