Friday, 5 November 2010


Philippa and Maggie joined me yesterday afternoon for a session of sketching and painting . Prior to their arrival I walked down to the river and along the common to collect some of the glorious autumn leaves from oak trees, sycamore, beech and others. Here are a selection of leaves I chose to paint - I am afraid they have scanned rather darker than they really are

.... and here are my watercolour interpretations sketched into my garden flower sketch book labelled 'Autumn leaves from my village' as I did not have such a variety in my own garden. I used the Daniel Smith palette that still seems to be going on and on, having put down the shapes with a water soluble graphite pencil.

Hope you are also enjoying this wonderful natural display of colours.


RHCarpenter said...

Lovely interpretations of the leaves, Joan :) Our leaves are either gone, dulled and browning on the ground, or dull on the trees - not enough rain this year to perk them up and it's getting cold.

Barb Sailor said...

The leaves are lovely but your watercolor interpretations of them are absolutely beautiful. I just love paintings of autumn colors and yours are so well done.