Friday, September 23, 2016

Tracing Leaves

Thanks so much Eva and Kristin for allowing our creative spirits out for comments and advice. I appreciate the opportunity to visit, learn and teach others. Paint Party Friday is a wonderful school of varied artistic ways to approach Art. I have made so many friends and learned about so many ART techniques which has allowed me to grow in my own artistic style. Be sure to check out the artists at the above URL.

I decided to go back to my school days. I am finally living in an area where there are mostly large trees and large leaves go with them. I used a drawing pencil over tracing paper directly over the leaf. 
 The little red leaf I found last week was an exception.
The Red leaf.
 Two horses in the pasture across the fence. . . fodder for sketching.
 Different kinds of clouds.  .  .
 . . to be painted. . almost looks like a leaf.
 Definitely squirrels to draw.
 4 Birds sitting on the bush. . .Fountain in background
All waiting to be painted.
Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter. ~ Stephen King


  1. Love the leaves and the photos, glad you are so happy in your new home! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh, leaf rubbings! They are such fun this time of year. I like what you've done. Your squirrel drawing is wonderful! Happy PPF!

  3. Love mr squirrel!!! We have them visiting a lot!!! A lovely detailed leaf and beginning to a painting!

  4. It's amazing how well that leaf came out! I remember that squirrel! love its eye.

  5. Such a dear squirrel. I like them better on paper than teasing my dog. Happy PPF

  6. I forgot about tracing leaves. This is so much fun and so effective. Great photos.

  7. Wow Janet I am impressed...I feel a more settled spirit in you!! The leaf is wonderful and that squirrel is fabulous!! You go girl...excellent job!!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. Happy PPF, luv how your photos inspire your art; the leaf traced is a fun idea

    much love...

  9. this was a super isnpiring post because I really love the leaves and nature photos

  10. All lovely. Definitely saw the leaf in the clouds.