Dogwood, anyone?

I promised myself by the end of autumn, I’d improve my trees! Let’s see if it happens.   Sketched our little dogwood tree in pen and then went back with the Cotman travel watercolor palette, then added a bit of watercolor pencil and Neocolor II water soluble pastels for a bit more definition in my Strathmore mixed media journal.   (Love that thing!).


Lots of improvement to make, for sure, but trees are a worthwhile subject.   🙂 Happy Wednesday to all my talented blogging friends. Peace and all the colors of autumn (and spring) to you and yours today.

Day 4: 30 Day Leaf Challenge

I did find a few brightly colored leaves in the yard, even though the trees are mostly green. They crisp (and curl) up pretty quickly once you bring them in. 🙂


I’m finding the vibrant yellows and reds a bit harder to translate to watercolor paint…..maybe if I used my full (Graham) palette, vs. the Cotman travel palette, I’d have better luck. But since I paint these at night in my lap while watching TV, the travel palette is much more convenient!

I hope you have time to enjoy the crisp air and some of the joys of (almost!) fall this Sunday. Peace.