Looks like this month turned out to be a leaf study month. 🙂 It’s a wonderful journey to be in. The ride is smooth, sometimes bumpy but definitely satisfying. I’ve learned a lot and have been learning more. Each leaf has it’s own story, it’s own history, it’s own voice to be heard. Listening to each leaf’s story is a privilege and I’m glad to be given this gift.
This week my journey is with a rose leaf. Reference photos came from dreamstime. I tried to incorporate both negative and positive techniques from Angela Fehr’s tutorial.
- i used the other half of my canson montval paper from last week’s basil leaf study and had a superb time with very minimal buckling.
- i am beginning to have fun working on a limited palette. for the leaf itself i used holbein yellow grey, sennelier hooker’s green and w&n permanent sap green and payne’s gray for the thorny part of the leaf, i used holbein perylene maroon and w&n permanent alizarin crimson
- combining two techniques was an awesome experience. it made me appreciate the leaf’s story more.
- with this leaf, i practiced patience, letting colors dry in between washes, i hope that i could do that with every painting i do in the future.
- the learning road is still long, slippery at times, bumpy at most but with perseverance no road is too long.
Enjoy the day dear friends!