This is the first tree in my 25-piece series. The series is part of a challenge I read in a book to paint 25 of something. It challenges your creativity to find different ways to paint the same thing. It also gives me practice to know intimately how to paint a tree, since I’ve never been good at them! Hopefully at the end of 25 pieces I’ll see a lot of improvement!

I didn’t anticipate the branches were going to be so tedious when I first started in. What I thought was going to happen, I don’t know. My hand actually started cramping on the twigs.

Daniel Smith watercolors, pen and ink. Reference photo from Pixabay.