Update on my awesome, fun leaves class. My page is filling up with one week to go. I want to do an oak leaf not only because they are very sculptural and challenging but also because I have two giant oak trees in my front yard and the damn squirrels have ravaged them the pastContinue reading “Leaves, leaves, leaves”
Tennessee Purple Coneflower is finished, or at least finished enough for a scan. Now I’ll let it sit for awhile and stare at it until I see something more that has to be refined. OCD.
The second session of my leaves class dealt with rendering different and difficult textures, and how to create accurate color matches. We all picked samples from the collection and tried to recreate them on paper. I’m doing Lamb’s ear, ha! talk about tricky. Instructor Susan Rubin also gave us some valuable lessons on how toContinue reading “Leaves, part 2”
I’ve started working on leaf studies as part of my five-week Leaves class. So far I’ve almost finished—is anything EVER finished?— a french bean leaf, and begun a Cranes-bill leaf (upper right) and the always intimidating Primula leaf. What a beast! Each week we will add a different specimen and by the end of fiveContinue reading “Leaves, leaves, leaves”