Twisting branches

I’ve been noticing the branches of the trees here in Scotland all winter, how they are angular and curved at the same time, and have been wanting to draw and paint them in more detail for awhile. I actually started this with the intention of doing many of the branches but quickly became overwhelmed with that task and went with something s bit simpler.

Close up of tree watercolor painting
Close up of tree watercolor painting.
Close up of tree watercolor painting.

Here is the photo I was using as a reference:

Trees by a stream against a blue background.

This was the specific portion I decided to focus on:

Watercolor painting of dark and twisted tree branches.