November 09, 2014

I painted a single leaf...


...that had fallen from the huge old cherry tree in my backyard.

And as I was painting all its intricacies this week, all its holes and creases and veins, I could easily see how this leaf has been on its own journey. It had a unique life, tucked in among all the other leaves up there in that cherry tree. A life with the larger group, yet its own. 

I call this painting: "Every leaf has a story to tell."


The original watercolour painting is currently available in my shop.

Prints, tote bags, mugs and other fun things are available in my Society6 shop.

5 comments:

  1. Your paintings are lovely! I love leaves in the fall. They get translucent and you can see the underlying structure so beautifully. I haven't painted any leaves, but I did spend an hour or so the other day photographing them. The freckles, the spots and the tears only make them more lovely.

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    1. Jennifer - Oh yes, you totally get it! I enjoyed painting this one so much that I think I'll do another leaf...perhaps a maple :)

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  2. I enjoyed a sunny walk looking at leaves after a rainy night and was glad to see yours again. You captured beautiful colour and detail with your brush just in time. Thanks!

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  3. This is amazing work. It is realistic and features subtle nuances and details. Gorgeous work.

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