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Inspired by Laura at createarteveryday I have tried painting a couple of leaves. This Ginko leaf from my front yard I like well enough to share.

Cotman travel palette on Strathmore watercolor paper

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More to come…

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18 Comments

  1. Wonderfully done, Deborah! …I wonder…if you wanted to tell your #1 grandson about the world and all you could use was to paint the leaf, how would you do it? Someone asked me this question about a trillium I’d painted, and I’ve chewed on it for years now.

    • Thank you so much Melissa!

      That’s a tough question! I’ll need to ponder on that a while.

      • Ha! Yeah, it gave me pause for sure when someone asked it of me. I love it that you are painting 🙂

        • I’ve been trying to paint on and off since I was a teenager. I’ll be a beginner forever, but won’t ever give it up entirely. 🙂

  2. beautiful work- so delicate!

  3. lovely!

  4. Nice job, Deborah! Glad you’ll be sharing more; looking forward to it. You’ve chosen a very beautiful subject here. :))

    • Thank you so much Laura!

    • P.S. I took #1 Grandson on a walk this morning specifically to collect Liquid Amber leaves, but to my astonishment the neighbor up the street with the Liquid Amber tree has cut it down during the past week! I have to hunt for another Liquid Amber tree.
      My Ginko tree is going into Autumn mode so has many yellow/brownish leaves now, and I love their fan shape so picked that leaf as a replacement to the Liquid Amber, but I did find a big Kumquat leaf I hope to paint tomorrow. Let’s hope that comes out well!

  5. Very nice job.

    • Thank you so much Jackie! Would you paint Fall Leaves from your neighborhood or area? I bet you have some amazing red/orange leaves where you live. It doesn’t have to be Watercolor it’s painting the leaves that matters, not the medium! Your acrylic or pastels would be wonderful.

  6. Pretty interesting. I’ve never heard of painting leaves but it looks nice.

    • Thank you so much Dan! It’s always fun to study and practice different bits and pieces of the whole when learning a new craft. I image I’ll be practicing leaves, trees, skies, faces etc for years as I try to improve my painting skills.

      There are times I still do photography exercises to hone, and improve that craft, and He-Man will tell you I’m still trying to learn to cook after all these years there’s still room for improvement there too. 🙂

      • And I still practice making woodworking joints using different techniques. I guess we all are trying to improve our skillet. That’s a good thing. I enjoy learning how things are done so I’m glad you shared this.

  7. Lovely :-). Such a delicate little painting and those colours are wonderful!


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