Some gorgeous, simple leaf paintings. Check ’em out!
I have been busy painting a new subject — leaves. More specifically, gum leaves, or maybe you call them eucalyptus leaves. When alive on the tree they are a fairly uniform green colour. But as they drop off, they dry to wonderful reds, oranges and vivid greens. And they curl and twist.
So I have been playing with watercolour paint to capture their rich colours and shadows. I love how the shadows make them seem 3D, as though you could lift them off the page.
Want to know how to win the leaf painting? Read on…….
I have also been playing with adding backgrounds. My intention is to make the background look like the dappled light under the trees. Does it work? I would love to know what you think.
Some have no shadow or background, but lots of…
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