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This was one of the first paintings I did when I moved into a new neighborhood. Theres a parkway there with lots of trees and park benches. I posted this and others on my blog [link]
Water color on traditional cold pressed paper.
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This is an amazing painting, technique-wise. Your watercolor skills are amazing - I could see it as an illustration in almost any kind of context. You've really spent a lot of time on the details, and it makes this shine. A tree isn't of itself a particularly compelling subject, but all the rich details you added to this one make it extremely interesting to look at. The leaves, the grass, the bark... as far as I can tell, it's all impeccable. It really brings the tree to life.

Because of all the visual interest in the tree it is probably fine as a stand alone piece, but I personally would love to see something in the background even if it's just a sky.
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Marlidona Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks so real and beautiful
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Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Hi! :wave:

Your :iconawesome-plz: work has been FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL here: [link] :iconmyheartplz:

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fmalchemist1993 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I need help painting a tree for a school project and need help with getting the bark to look like this. Did you use any tutorials for this or at least know of any that I could use?
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grobles63 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I had spent many years studying how to paint from life. This tree was in a parkway near my home. I went outside made some sketches, took a picture and went home and painted this based on observation and the photos I used for reference. The best thing I could tell you is to do your best to paint what you see.
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fmalchemist1993 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
ok thx
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masscreation Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Nice.
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Wonders-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC
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RJBaudouin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are so much details. Very nice.
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Anamia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful!!!!!!
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kkyccu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Wow, it's just wow!
It's like I can see it right in front of me *u*
This would be perfect in a story or fairytale book :)
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CamillaMalcus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Absolutely wonderful! You've got a fantastic watercolour technique. :heart:
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htx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Beautiful piece.
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GreyCorbie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing! The detail alone is just fantastic, but the way that you used them with texture, and as part of the texture, makes this picture look a lot more real. The colors that you chose only add to that effect. It's just great all around. :D You can imagine just how this tree's bark would feel just by looking at this painting.
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grobles63 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Thank you
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GreyCorbie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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shiiro-chan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
amazing! i'm speechless
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ArcrealmStudio1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Very good Job!:-)
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very impressive work!
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grobles63 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Thank you
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :)!
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Blue-Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Amazing use of watercolors! I'm wondering though, do you have any tips for someone just getting into watercolor? You're very good at using space and overlaping color
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grobles63 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Thank you. The best advice I can give is to come up with a list of watercolorist you admire and study their work. John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, J.M.W. Turner, Burton Silverman, Dean Mitchel are some of my favorites. you can start there or come up with a list of your own. Also, take classes, paint outdoors, from a model-work from life.
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Blue-Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
you're welcome! That is probably the best way to do things, but when you're just getting into it and looking at all of these amazing people, the difference in skill level would make it hard to tell just how they did it. Unless I just go ask them haha

thanks!
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tegame Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
that's amazing piece! all that details and everything...wow!
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Lady-KL Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O The detail is incredible!
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dselene Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
good work, I liked details. :)
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sarahkatkut Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
i just love that
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MPMG Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
It's really lovely, I just wished there was a background too.
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your image has been featured in my journal this week.. :hug: [link]
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grobles63 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thank you so much for featuring the image in your journal.
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome:hug: It's a wonderful tree.. :icontreehuggerplz:
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Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Love it!
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'd love to critique this for you, but the image is so small... is there any way you could provide a more detailed image?
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grobles63 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Done.
And thank you for taking the time to critique it.
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HappyInTheMorning Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Wow! amazing! great painting! I love it!
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