Hi there! After living in Portland for a year, I've been lucky enough to meet some amazing people and have the chance to do some great art networking. It has led me to a few great opportunities to make custom art for people -- most recently some watercolors with a tree theme for a girls bedroom. Last year, I did a basic painting of a tree on a hill with a tire swing:
Doesn't it look great in its new home? I love the wall colors! After it was framed and hung, the mom decided she wanted leaves to accompany the tree. She gave me free reign on what to do with the leaves -- coloring, shape, and size. With this, I decided to make a series, with a couple different kinds of leaves. Here's the process of leaf painting:
And that was it! Pretty simple project -- and it will look awesome when the pictures are all hung together. I did really enjoy the challenge of trying to make leaves look different and use an analogous color scheme. I've done a lot of trees and leaves in my artistic endeavors; maybe this time it will lead to a gateway for a whole other realm of nature exploration in my artwork!