...painting my beautiful chestnut tree leaf in between all the busyness of Christmas. I haven't posted anything in a long time, but I have been painting! This picture is from a couple of weeks ago when I was still building up the layers of ochre, yellow and burnt umber. Painting is a lovely place for me to escape to when daily life is busy and filled up with going to and fro. There were several days in December when I had been out at the malls (dare I say, Walmart) and was very happy to come home to paint all of the bumpy edges and smooth sunny highlights of this humble chestnut leaf.
Now the painting is (almost) finished - I'll post it very soon!