I use very little water and a good sea sponge with lots of character.
- First, take a spray bottle and spritz your watercolor paints on you palette.
- Get the sponge wet but squeeze out all the water and then dip it directly into the moisten paint. I dip it first into cobalt blue then into Hansa yellow so that both colors are on the sponge.
- Starting at the top of the tree, dab the sponge on your watercolor paper, working your way down and making a tree shape such as a poplar or aspen tree. Create a light side and a darker side to the tree.
- Before this dries, add a trunk and branches to connect some of the dabbed area.
- Practice making more trees in the distance behind this first tree. Let dry.
- Tomorrow I will blog about adding the sky and background. Please check back!
I would love to hear how this works for you! Also, I am thinking we should look for some sea sponges during our watercolor journaling class in Greece!