Red Leaf

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6 by 6 inches, oil on gessoed illustration board
6 by 6 inches, acrylic on gessoed illustration board

Holly doesn’t pay much attention to the subject I’m painting, she just does her own thing. We ended up using similar colors today, though.

I could not stop fussing with this. I tried adding impasto with a painting knife, and then ended up scraping and brushing most of it off. The red I use (alizarin crimson) is transparent. Getting bright, rich reds in different values is a real challenge for me. I remember struggling with it in Apple and Twig, too. The light was glowing through the leaf into the shadow here.


One thought on “Red Leaf

    Christy said:
    October 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Love this leaf, it is beautiful! Will have to look back at it when the snow comes

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