Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Autumn Sycamore Leaf - SOLD

Well, I finished this on Tuesday, but ran out of daylight to photograph it in. My goodness 5 pm comes early. I wish it were darker in the morning so we could have that extra hour of daylight at the other end of the day. Realistically, I'll have to find a way to photograph with lights that is quick and easy and doesn't involve transforming our garage into a photo studio, which is how we photograph the larger paintings I do, 4 or 5 at a time.

So, here is a lovely leaf. Our lake is surrounded at its north end by many sycamore trees. In autumn the color change is subtle, transforming from summer's bright green/yellow to autumn's  dusky gold and reddish brown. It's the shapes they contort into as they dry that is the chief attraction for me, presenting a classic problem of form and value, not dissimilar to painting drapery or crumpled paper.

1 comment:

  1. wow judith, your leaf painting is stunning in detail... i'm mesmerized..