25 Replies to “Oil Painting Lesson – Wilson Bickford – Leaf Tree”

  1. @SBPStudio
    To be honest, I use either corner of the brush, depending on how small a space I’m working on. I tend to use the bigger flared out corner on a bigger tree/canvas size and the tighter corner for smaller paintings. Either way, the key is to keep the brush “open” and don’t let it clump. And yes, some of those hardware brushes will work pretty well, too. But, get ones with “exploded” bristle tips.

  2. The one question I had on this tip was the dabbing of the brush in the paint. Do you use the flared out side that is away from you as your pulling it towards you in the paint? It looks like you flip it around. Also have you tried the regular Home Improvement store brushes by chance like the Minwax brushes made for Oil and Stain? They seem to be exactly like the Bob Ross, Alexander style brushes.

  3. I really enjoyed Wilsons tips on doing the Birch trees! Fantastic. My tree’s look better than ever.

  4. Nice tree!,,,good teaching!…need more from you Mr. Bickford!.
    My trees and grass still get muddy..but practice is needed—

  5. this would of been really good practice if my school have good brushes. oh well better start practicing at home then

  6. Wow, makes a tree painting look so easy, I’m guessing this will work equally well with acrylic paints too?

  7. Yes, but doing it that way doesn’t make the trunk and branches appear to be in the “middle” of the tree. All of the foliage will look like it’s on the front of the tree.

  8. Merci pour les explications claires et précises ! avec vous la peinture a l’air facile !Vous transmettez le message à vos élèves avec une grande générosité !
    Vous êtes un très bon professeur !

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