“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~Albert Camus.

watercolour autumn wreath

On a very blustery fall day, I am still working on watercolour leaves. I started yesterday after our walk. I had collected a good selection of different sizes and colours of leaves.

I quickly realized that I have forgotten any techniques I might have learned last year for painting watercolour leaves.

watercolour wreath with leaves

I am thinking of different ways that I might work with this wreath. I could add colour all around it, splatter it, or I could ink in lines and swirls. I think I might like to try working on it in Procreate and other apps that I use from time to time.

I am not sure where I am going with this, but I have the afternoon to experiment. Maybe I will try several options. After all, one option doesn't necessarily have to preclude another.

For now, the table will remain a mess. There in the photo is Chico, my Havanese, and Sophie, my Maltese, watching me very closely. When I sit to work once again, they nonchalantly return to their pillows next to me for another long snooze.

art is messy

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