Oak Leaf

Oak Leaf, Watercolour on Paper, 9" x 12" - Click to Enlarge.
Of all the autumn leaves that I collected last week (see this earlier post), this curly old oak leaf was my absolute favourite.

I couldn't paint it right away, so I photographed it, in case something happened to it.

Both the yellow and the blue shadows appeared on the photograph. They are due to the lighting, which came from above.

That solved my problem of what to do about the background.

If you enlarge it, you will see some of the very nice texture.

I think this is my best original painting so far.

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