Signs of Autumn

BB painted a leaf every day last year from September 15 – October 15, and she’s repeating her challenge this year. I’d love to join her! Anyone else? There’s plenty of inspiration for you on this post!! I’m not sure I can do one every single day, but I’d love to focus on leaves this fall.

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Autumn. My favorite time of year! The air coming to a crisp. Sweaters coming out. The delightful aroma of pumpkin spice and cinnamon. Warm mugs greeting chilled fingers. The colors… of burnt orange, deep red, and golden yellow dancing on the trees and in the breeze. Yes, the signs of Autumn will soon be appearing in full, and I can’t wait!

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. —George Eliot

Last October, I challenged myself to paint a leaf a day. This year, I plan on challenging myself once again. But this year, I will begin this adventure much sooner so to catch as many colors of Fall as I can… Would you like to join me? All you need is the DESIRE along with paper, (possibly a pencil), watercolor, and to…

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36 thoughts on “Signs of Autumn

  1. I look forward to following along, Laura, and thanks for introducing us to another amazing artist, who I will now enjoy following and learning from. I think I may draw a few leaves too! 🙂 Happy Fall Y’all!

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      1. I’ve painted it with acrylic and Inktense but haven’t tried watercolours, I’m guessing it would work fine. If you free machine the outline of your leaf and then sew the viens, going over them a few times, you can then zap with a heat gun and you have a beautiful Autumn leaf skeleton 😊

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        1. Sounds beautiful! Do you heat set the Inktense, Karen? I’ve heard conflicting reports as to whether they need to be heat set or not. Some say once they dry, they are permanent, but the lightfastness can be an issue, depending upon the color. Has that been your experience too?

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