Monday, October 11, 2010
With colder nights, the leaves are changing colour and dropping from the trees,littering the grass and driveway. I stopped and picked up a handful of leaves on my way into the house. They were in varying stages of transformation and the colours ranged from gold to copper, brown, red and even some traces of green still fighting against the change.
I haven't drawn or painted a leaf for such a long time, so I thought I'd give it a try. This maple leaf is from a tree in the front garden. My favourite maple unfortunately succumbed to Hurricane Igor and will warm me next winter by providing firewood.
This watercolour sketch is in a 5.5 x 8.5 sketchbook with 140lb paper.