Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Imaginary Trip Through Autumn - Leaves

Based on Laure's feedback, I worked on my original leaf a bit.  I couldn't do a lot with it, but I think I made it a little bit better.  I'm not sure why we don't see these things in our own work, but as soon as I read Laure's comments, I knew she was right.  That is one of the values of getting honest feedback from someone who knows what they're doing.

I'd been wanting to do some more leaves, so I did a couple more today.


These are on the right side of the page, while my other leaf is on the left.  My comment about the colors of fall being fleeting was inspired in part by the oak leaf I picked up several days ago - it is much browner than leaves I've picked up in previous days and weeks.  So I wanted to capture that on the facing page.

The Bradford Pear leaf isn't quite as bright IRL - but almost.  This is a scan, and I also took a photo outside in natural light - didn't make much difference, so I went with the scan.

3 comments:

Pam said...

I've been on vacation and just returned to blogging. I love your Signs of Fall journal pages.

Krista Meister said...

All of the leaves look great, but I'm drawn to the brown leaf!

Anne said...

Hi there! Just love seeing your watercolors. You are making me want to go play with mine! For sure! Gorgeous fall leaves! Yummy! :-)