A Couple More Samples

I have been working on these leaves for several weeks now. They involved multiple layers of paint and acrylic mediums.

I used the shapes of real leaves to create these. They are about the thickness of leaves and almost feel like real leaves when they are fresh. If you look closely at the photo on the right, you will see I started with newspaper.

Here’s another rock study. I had a really hard time taking a photo of this. It has multiple layers of paint, acrylic media and then colored pencil. The camera couldn’t seem to focus on it at all. Weird. I had hoped to get a lot more done today but we were dealing with snow!

We got nearly 8 inches of snow in the last 24 hours. We usually have snow starting in late November, this is a bit early for a big dump like this. And we’re expecting it to keep snowing until Monday. Anyone want to come help shovel?

6 thoughts on “A Couple More Samples

  1. Those leaves are fabulous – what are your plans for them?
    The rock study is pretty and the background puts me to mind of hot, molten rock.
    Oh I do sympathise with the camera work. I nearly lost my patience yesterday when my camera refused to focus on some fibres.
    Brrr. I’ll pass on the shoveling offer thanks Ruth. I’m still lucky enough to be able to wander around jacket-less during the day as we have 11-14 C (low 50’s F) and mostly sunny, but it’s a tad chilly before and after sunset.

    • Thanks Lyn! The leaves will probably end up in my sketchbook with the rest of my tree studies but I haven’t decided yet. I thought I had gotten a good photo but apparently not, and yes, it’s frustrating. A week ago, it was sunny and in the high 50’s. Now it’s dumping snow.

  2. Beautiful leaves Ruth. I haven’t even been able to get any decent laves this fall. . I’ll pass on that snow as well. I’m hoping to escape soon enough!

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