BB of BB’s Art & Design had a great challenge idea to paint 30 leaves in 30 days. I am a big fall / leaf / tree lover, so I jumped right on it, collected a few leaves from a walk, and got started.
The cool thing I’m finding about art is it makes the mundane interesting. When I picked up this leaf, it didn’t thrill me in color, shape or texture. Our leaves haven’t changed color much at all yet here. But after really looking at it….wow! So much to see and to (try and) create on the page. The first was a quick 10-min. sketch in Neocolor II crayons, trying to look straight on to the leaf (and limited to the colors in my set. I plan to add to this collection!) The second took about twice that, because I tried to really capture some dimension on the page with my Cotman travel palette. I had sooo much fun drawing and painting this leaf! Way more than I expected. Really looking forward to the maple leaves and some amazing colors in the coming month!
Happy midweek to you and yours, and go hug a tree today! Peace.