How To Paint A Christmas Tree

How To Paint A Christmas Tree Tutorial with artist Melissa Lewis

Last weeks Christmas video was so fun, I couldn’t wait to show you how to paint this cute little Christmas tree on canvas.

I’m continuing with the Christmas theme for our new palette knife painting tutorial. This textured art Christmas tree was so much fun to paint.

And just like the Christmas Nativity and Christmas wreath, we only used a palette knife to paint this fun holiday art. Don’t forget to loosen up and relax as you work. Turn on some Christmas tunes, pour yourself some hot coffee or hot chocolate, and join me as we make some holiday art.

Here is a list of the supplies you will need to paint your own!

  1. Gallery Wrapped Canvas ( here and here) A gallery wrapped canvas, or a 1.5″ width canvas, is important to use when painting these seasonal smaller pieces so that they have the option to easily be set out on shelves. A smaller width canvas would work, but that would need to be propped up on an easel of some sort or hung on a wall only.
  2. Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint ( here and here) I used the liquitex heavy bodies paint in red and portrait pink for my berries.
  3. Artist Loft Acrylic Paint ( here) For my greenery, I used a mixture of the deep green acrylic artist loft paint and some other random green house paint I had on hand.
  4. 3 1/2″ Palette Knife ( here and here)This is my absolute fav palette knife. I use this almost every time I work on textured painting pieces.
  5. Skinny Palette Knife ( here and here ) A skinny thin-tipped knife is so important to have on hand. You can see in the video it was a necessary tool for sure.
 For more Christmas Tutorial’s, watch How To Paint A Christmas Wreath and Christmas Manger Painting Tutorial.
How To Paint A Christmas Tree On Canvas Tutorial by artist Melissa Lewis