Paintings of Trees are popular nowadays. People like to have their own paintings of trees. They enjoy doing it because they feel good when they see them.
But how do you paint a tree?
There are many methods and techniques which one can try out, but most of them are not very effective or pleasant to look at. If you want to create a nice looking painting of a tree, then you need to hire someone who specializes in this type of work.
In this article we will give some tips on how to paint trees with white latex paint. You may also wish to read our other articles on painting trees.
The best way is to buy a professional painter and get him/her to do your job for you. However, if you don’t want to pay for a professional painter, then there are several ways you can go about it.
You can make your own white latex paint from natural ingredients such as wood shavings, sawdust and so on. Then you just need to add water and apply it onto the tree bark.
If you have access to a commercial paint store, then you can purchase a small amount of white latex paint and mix it yourself using a food processor or blender. Add some sawdust and wood shavings to the paint and blend it for a couple of minutes. You can also add some other natural ingredients such as tree bark shavings, soil and so on for further effect.
You can also experiment with making your own paints and dyes from natural and organic materials. There are many online tutorials on how to do this yourself.
Alternatively you can just buy ready made white latex paint from your local arts and crafts store.
You must plan your painting project carefully. You need to decide on the type of tree you want to paint, where you are going to place the painting, how large you want the painting to be and so on. Once you have decided on these things then you can get started with your project.
If you are using natural ingredients to make your own white latex paint then you need to blend all the ingredients properly. Add some water and blend the mixture until you get the desired consistency. Once you are done, you can start applying the paint onto the tree bark, making sure that you cover all areas and leave no bare patches.
If you are using ready made white latex paint, then you can simply apply this directly onto the tree. Be careful when using this method since this type of paint can easily damage the tree if applied incorrectly. It is a good idea to do a test run first before painting over the entire tree.
After you have applied the paint of your choice, you can then set out to painting the tree according to your preferences. This is the most fun part of the project since you get to use your creativity. Make sure that you choose the right tools for the job. Brushes of different sizes are good, as well as paint markers which allow more precision.
You should also think about other aspects such as lighting and background. For example, you may want to paint a forest during the night where only few rays of moonlight reach the ground.
Once you are finished, allow the paint on the tree to dry fully before touching it. You may also need to apply a second or even third layer in order to get the desired effect. Make sure that you read the instructions carefully before applying multiple layers of paint.
Finally, make sure that you place your tree painting in a safe location where it can be admired. You may also wish to consider displaying it under a glass case to protect it from any potential damage such as scratches and scuff marks.
As you can see, creating a tree painting is a fun and creative activity that anybody can do. The best part about this activity is that you get to appreciate your own work for years to come. Who knows, maybe your hobby could turn into a professional career!
Sources & references used in this article:
Effects of white paint on trunks of greenhouse-grown apple trees by M Hellmuth, DC Ferree, JR Schupp – Research Circular, Ohio …, 1988 – kb.osu.edu
The temperature of tree trunks—calculated and observed by RW Derby, DM Gates – American Journal of Botany, 1966 – Wiley Online Library
Changes in Street Tree Bark During 60 Years by FN Hepper – Arboricultural Journal, 2006 – Taylor & Francis
High level grafting of grapevines by F Jensen – American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 1971 – Am Soc Enol Viticulture