Fall Leaves has been a subject I have always wanted to paint. I love the concept of painting bright patches of colour across a work surface. Painting the layers of Fall leaves strewn across a grass lawn seemed like a good idea and a unique challenge that I just had to try. I discovered there were leaves on the lawn of a local art gallery where, in the Fall of 2020, I had a painting in a large physical group art show. It was a cold, sunny day. Most of the leaves had just fallen that afternoon. I walked around for a while until I found the perfect gathering of leaves to paint. Having taken biology in high school and college, I felt compelled to paint the textures, flaws, and blemishes of the leaves, because they tell the story of how nature brings nutrients back into the soil for life to start anew again in Spring.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic paint & black ink Size: 12w x 16h-inches Surface: Watercolour paper Completed: March 2021