Autumn Landscape Birch Trees Oil Painting Demonstration

"Autumn Blaze" is a painting I've done several times in watercolor and oils, but only once with birches in the landscape scene.

This time, the painting will be done on a 5"x7" panel - a mini landscape - as a custom painting for one of my collectors.

Below you can see that I've painted a bit of sky, some clouds, and the trees on the far side of the stream bank. The yellow trees will be paper birches - I just need to add the whites and details.

Now they look more like birch trunks. I add rocks and reflections in the stream.

On to the foreground trees: one of them is flaming red. I paint it with a small flat brush and thick strokes which is nice for landscape. Notice that I use brighter colors in the foreground to give depth to the painting.

The trees to the right are birches, and I paint them last.

Here is the finished painting, just in time for fall!

autumn landscape with birch trees

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