The first thing I did was to sketch out the design on paper and use colored pencils to help me decide what color would go where on the canvas. I measured the paper and figured out where each of the trees should be. That made it a lot easier to then draw the designs directly onto the canvas.
I used a pencil to lightly draw the design onto each piece of canvas.
Next I thinned some black acrylic paint and used a liner brush to paint on the branches and trunks.
I loaded a paintbrush with paint and, in one motion, added each of the circle leaves.