I was so excited to create this "family tree" for julie! She had sent me this picture awhile ago in hopes I could do something similar for her on her family room wall.
Well you know me ALWAYS up for a challenge! Now the thing was her wall was smaller and darker (in color that is). But the good news was I only needed a small stepping stool to do it! Whoot! Whoot!
So with the reference picture in hand I lightly drew out a skeleton outline of the tree with chalk
I started painting the tree using a dark brown. Then added highlights.
Just like I did with the tree trunk, I started with a darker shade of green. Then went in with a lighter shade to highlight.