Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Cherry Tree in Bloom - making foliage with a natural sea sponge

At the last workshop session, on the 8th of May 2015, I demonstrated to the group the technique of using a piece of natural sea sponge to make realistic tree foliage very easily. These paintings were done to demonstrate the variations in texture one can achieve by using pieces of sponge that have different texture. All paintings are 10x7 inches in size, and are done using Camel Artists' Watercolors on Saunders Waterford 90 lb CP paper.


  1. I haven't tried that technique in a long time...and it works so well for you. Lovely!!!

  2. Thank you very much Joan! I am sure you will master it very well to! Your outdoor experience will help you get much better results, because you have observed such trees in their natural environment.