Yesterday was my monthly paintalong, and in the spirit of the season I decided it would be fun to paint an autumn forest scene with glowing backlit leaves. It’s one of the harder things to do with watercolor, so I tried to keep it pretty basic. Consider your first try a warm-up sketch!
Painting Backlit Leaves with Watercolor – Step by step
Here’s my typical workflow for tackling a scene like this. If you prefer to watch the tutorial, you can find it on my Patreon page! I have tons of painting tutorials available for only $5!
I hope this was helpful – try it yourself! I recommend painting on 100% cotton cold pressed paper, as it will allow you to have more time to get the wet into wet effects, and provide a lovely texture!