Saturday, September 30, 2006

EDM challenge #59 draw a sign of spring or fall


I was outside today, working in the yard, trimming trees etc. My husband was trimming back some of the roses and when I turned around, in the middle of our lawn was the biggest leaf off of our sycamore trees. It was part green, part brown and yellow. Although Sycamores don't really do the color change thing, it does mean that fall is coming and they are getting ready to shed their tired, dried leaves. I grabbed it and ran into the house to do another quick watercolor, I just love leaves. I can't wait for the liquid ambers and pistache trees to do their thing, even here in Southern California.

9 comments:

Lin said...

OH MY GOSH!! I can almost pick that up and hold it in my hands!! FANTASTIC JOB, Desiree!!! The watercolor is so superbly done and shadings so incredible -- that this is rich rich rich!!! BRAVA!

SCquiltaddict said...

OH wow ...thats all i can say!!! Great job!

Arty Velarde said...

It's beautiful!
Lydia

Sioux said...

This leaf is lovely...so delicate and beautiful. You did a wonderful job.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This leaf is gorgeous. First time I've visited this blog of yours - I've always been directed to your other blog before now. Lots of great pictures to see here. Of course the problem with finding a new blog is the time it takes going through the archives! Still, it's not a bad way to spend an hour or two!

Tami said...

This is gorgeous! I had to laugh, I picked up a sycamore leaf in the drive way at work because it was so big an perfect. It accidentally got crunched on the way home.

Alison said...

It certainly looks like a tired old leaf - well done

Malinda said...

Breath-taking!

Wendee said...

Oooo, this painting is Great! You sure can tell that you love leaves!

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