Lesson 50. #AutumnLeaves in Watercolor.
We talk about how the leaves change color in the fall. We create a collage of watercolor leaves with a couple of acorns thrown into our mix. While creating our leaves I expand on the use of watercolors-covering “dropping” color, washes, shadows, and paper types. Using different paper than what I am using will give you different results. I talk about the differences between Arches Watercolor 140 lb Cold Pressed Paper and Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor Paper.
While using Daniel Smith Artist Watercolors, I paint the same leaf on both papers. I then show you the differences when drying the leaf with a hair dryer and letting it air dry. We use photos from the website paint my photo, www.pmp-art.com, we can get some very good quality details to illustrate the leaves. I would like to thank our photographers Systrella, Mary Anne Kieran, Len Swanson, Becky Barnes, Bonnie Sitter and Jaclyn Drexel for such beautiful reference photos to work from.