Sunday, November 1, 2015

Maple Leaf Studies

Yesterday I practiced painting maple leaves.  What could be prettier this time of year?


Influenced again by artist Bob Burridge, I am trying do series of paintings.  I brought in some maple leaves from the yard and put them up on the drawing board with some 5" x 7" papers.

 I sprayed some watercolor paint  to get the mottled effect.  

On the next one you can see the drips from the painting above it on the board.  I kind of like it!

I think I got the colors right, but feel like the paintings are a bit overworked.  I think I will try it again, and seek a lighter touch. 


Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

The leaves are beautiful, what will you make with them...I will be watching.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...