Concepts: Recognizing differences in tree silhouettes, painting trees, using sponge, brush, and spatter to paint a tree.
Materials: Watercolor paints, including blues, greens, browns, yellows, a pencil, brushes, cellulose sponge, tree reference images, watercolor paper.
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Variation: You can make your tree appear to be standing over its reflection in a pond. After you have painted your tree, spray the area below the tree to wet it. Use a brush to drop in the colors of your tree. Take a clean brush and dip it in clear water. Draw a line of clear water across the upper edge of the pond to mark the area between pond and land.