Maple Leaves


Usually, on the second Wednesday of each month, I get together with several friends and we all paint, and chat and eat.

For obvious reasons, we aren’t getting together this month and quite likely not in May either. So some of us decided it would be fun to take an online class together and we decided on one from Melissa Gannon Studios.

Her style is quite a bit different from mine, so I feel I have a lot to learn from her. This is my painting from the first class.

I did this to test the colors I was going to use for the painting.

Melissa suggested a preliminary painting to work out the composition, so I did this one. I think in some ways, I like this better than my finished piece, lol. It is definitely fresher, because I didn’t keep myself from overworking the finished one.

A few years ago, I bought some WSH150 cold-press watercolor paper that is over 60-years old. It isn’t often that I get the white page syndrome but I’ve had it with this paper – it seems almost criminal to use it, lol. I decided this was a good excuse and this is my first painting with that paper.

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Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

12 thoughts on “Maple Leaves

  1. it is lovely! our closest neighbor has a couple huge maple trees and occasionally the leaves blow over into our yard. you captured them so well

  2. It’s always informative to see how and artist works through a painting. The creative process is fascinating to witness. We don’t get to see this as much with painters as we do with other creative endeavors, so I really enjoyed this. And your final painting is lovely.

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