How to Paint an Autumn Tree

How to Paint an Autumn Tree

Autumn may see the return of frosty mornings and long nights but with it also comes an array of breath-taking, fiery hues. As trees transform with a blaze of golden yellow, amber and scarlet leaves, landscapes glow with warmth on crisp autumnal days.

This autumn tree oil painting tutorial captures the season in all its glory. Abundant foliage in vivid orange hues, flames around the tree branches, while the bright blue sky and lush green grass provide a bright, contrasting backdrop. As a moderately simplistic landscape, this oil painting tutorial is ideal for beginners but also fantastic for more advanced artists who would like to practice colour mixing and techniques for painting realistic tree foliage.

good luck,
Michael

Difficulty: Beginner
Panel Size: 12 x 12
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set

In August 2019 Michael switched brush manufacturers from Rosemary & Co to PalettePro and as a result the series numbers/names are different in some of the lessons. In order to be able to complete the lessons regardless of which set you’re using we have put together a chart which lists the equivalent brushes from both sets.

Acrylic paints used in this lesson:
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Dioxazine Purple
Sap Green
Ivory Black
Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Orange
Cerulean Blue
Burnt Umber

Oil paints used in this lesson:
Titanium White
Burnt Umber
Ivory Black
Winsor Yellow
Cadmium Orange
Cerulean Blue Hue
Dioxazine Purple
Burnt Sienna
Winsor Lemon
Sap Green

Mediums / Thinners:
Winsor & Newton Liquin Fine Detail
White Spirit

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How to Paint an Autumn Tree