It's time again for the Art Elements reveal and this months theme, chosen by the amazing Caroline was foliage. I started off this month with out any idea of what I was going to make and then I got inspiration form the life book summit, there was a wonderful lesson by Dar James that shows how to create a beautiful water colour and gesso painting. I did not like the idea of freehand drawing lots of leaves so the neat freak in me made me cut our some templates....
Now none of these are finished yet, so lots of works in progress! The green one was my first attempt but I did not like the bold neat lines so I made a couple more attempts, I am thinking I will use the light one and the green to practice on and the bold red one will be for best. Think more detail and the words Hello Autumn in some kind of beautiful lettering!!!!
The little leaf templates ended being used in this piece that I started ages ago from the lesson by Laura Horn, again still not completed but I'm getting there!
I'm defiantly in autumn mode at the moment as I have been photocopying, laminating and cutting out lots of these watercolour leaves to use in our seasonal tree at work, to help our residents with dementia.
Another project I have been working on but have not finished is this little A7 water colour book with goddess focal by the amazing Leslie and matching draw string bag.
The little draw string bag is made from recycled leather from a tobacco pouch and is made to fit this tiny jam jar and mini water colour pallet.