Thursday, November 7, 2013

Watercolor Leaf Explorations

In addition to this blog and my Vickie Henderson Art blog, I am honored to be a contributing member of Cathy Johnson's award-winning international group blog, Sketching in Nature.
Art and Photo credit:  Grace Cutmore

Grace of Grace and Simplicity left a comment on my blog post on fall leaves at Sketching in Nature and described how much she enjoyed her experience with the wet-on-wet painting of fall leaves.  She agreed to let me share her lovely leaf watercolors with you here!
Art and photo credit:  Grace Cutmore

One of my favorite times during art workshops with Ann K. Lindsay was the sharing time we had after working on a particular assignment to see all the different ways other artists in the class saw and interpreted their experience with watercolor.  We not only had the joy of viewing many artists' styles, but we shared what we enjoyed about our own experience, as well as, what we wanted to see happen differently.
Art and photo credit:  Grace Cutmore

Grace described her leaf painting as "fun and relaxing" as she watched the colors blend. Visit her lovely blog and her post about her leaf painting at Grace and Simplicity.

Next:  Layering leaves!  A preview example, below.
Links and Resources:

My Autumn Birds Note Cards

Fun with Fall Leaves series
Sketching in Nature
Sense and Simplicity
Ann K Lindsay
Autumn Birds painting progression
Why Leaves Change Color

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing my leaves. It was a great way to really look at leaves in a more in-depth way and really study the variety of colours and marks and veins on them. Now I'll have to try layering leaves - it sounds like fun too.

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  2. It was my pleasure, Grace. I so agree with you on seeing leaves in more depth as you consider drawing and painting them! Thanks so much for introducing yourself and sharing you leaf explorations!

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Welcome! I am glad to hear your comments, questions and feedback! Vickie

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