Prints of my work will be up on display at the Redmond Senior Center Gallery until November 30, 2018. There will be an artist’s reception on Monday, October 15. I am looking forward to seeing my work all up and framed! I normally work in sketchbooks so my work doesn’t get so spread out. I have ink and watercolor drawings from my trips to Cuba in 2017 and fall leaves on display. If you can’t make it to the reception, please stop by and take a look.
Beautiful nandina, or heavenly bamboo, in the fall. Not all of the leaves change color, but the ones that do get this glorious rich red color. Some of these leaves were done wet into wet, others were layers of glazing, paint, let it dry, add another layer of paint. The shadows are always interesting to try to capture especially with double or triple cast shadows. Sometimes, I wonder where exactly is all the the light coming from? Prints will be available soon in the shop.
Here is the completed drawing for my dried and curling Bigleaf Maple leaf. When fresh off the tree it would have been too big for my 7" x 7" (17.8 cm x 17.8 cm) sketchbook, but with a little time and patience, most of it eventually just fit within those dimensions. They truly are big leaves!
The stippling is complete on my next leaf, a Bigleaf Maple. It is very easy for me to get caught up in all the stippling. I know that I will be adding color on top of this so I don't have to be too exact, but it is tempting to just keep on adding more and more dots!
Forsythia leaves in the fall. For years I only thought of the bright yellow flowers that forsythia put out, one of the earliest flowers in spring. Then I moved and have forsythia outside my front door. I have learned about the fabulous color display they have in the fall.
I wanted to sketch and draw some fall leaves but they were drying too quickly before I was to draw them. But the curling leaves make for an interesting challenge. Here is an oak leaf. The shadows really help to make the leaf appear 3D.