Here's a selection of leaves painted for the first week of the 30 day leaf challenge. There's no doubt that some leaves are definitely easier to paint than others! I found it difficult to paint them in such a short amount of time too and only allowed about 1- 2 hrs each but some have taken a little longer. I'd normally spend longer than this on my work but it's good practice to set a time limit.Not sure I'll manage 30 paintings or drawings in 30 days but we'll see!
|Bit of a cheat because I completed the first two, including this Oak from Duff House before October.|
|Another one completed before the start but thought I'd incliude it all the same. It's from a Herb Robert plant that arrived in the garden without invitation and gets everywhere! but it's lovely ground cover and gives this fantatic colour.|
|Hydrangea leaf from my mother. The large hydrangea grows by the front door of my paerents house. Collected Sept 11|
|Norway maple collected from Trentham Estate, Staffordshire, Sept 11|
|Copper beech collected from Duff House grounds in Banff 2010. I worked there for a couple of years until Jan 11 during which time I collected and painted many leaves.|
|Oxalis, I found this growing in the compost heap at the Cruickshank Botanic Garden at Aberdeen University during my studentship as a gardener in 2005.|
|Beech, collected from Trentham Estate, Staffordshire, September 2011|