Friday, October 19, 2012
I decided to use a photo that I had taken of leaves from my tree. I took this years ago. These are maple leaves of green, red and yellow.
In the first 30 min. I sketched out the leaves and started to paint.
Here is my painting set up:
I didn't want to paint the main leaf as red as the photo since we were working on Gold. Yet I wanted to keep the contrasts of the 3 leaves. I have to say, the camera doesn't pick up the lights and darks of the red colors. In person one can see more values in the colors.
I spent the afternoon painting. I was enjoying getting back into painting again. It was so peaceful and relaxing.
The actual painting size is 6.75" X 5" on cold press watercolor paper.
This photo came out much brighter (neon) than the paint is in real life.
Then I took a black and white photo of my painting to see the values.