|Scarlet Oak Leaf Watercolor Study|
This is a leaf from the Scarlet Oak, so named because of the vibrant scarlet color the leaves turn in the Fall. Of course, this being Florida, we're probably talking late December or even January before we see any scarlet! Even without the gorgeous color I was still fascinated with the textures and colors to be found within the brown sections of the leaf. It looks like something found it to be a rather delicious snack as well.
The leaf was painted on Canson Edition watercolor paper in the Pineapple journal I made a while back. I'm still getting used to the paper, but so far, I have to say that I do like it. This was painted in bit and pieces as I could grab 5 minutes here or 10 minutes there. It is painted fairly close to actual size. With Autumn arriving (it was in the 60's this morning—woohoo!!), I've been quite anxious to get a "leaf fix" as I love to capture these masterpieces in my journal each year. Hopefully, this will be the first of many.
Speaking of art supplies, I was introduced to some new ones at the tradeshow and I'll be talking about those next. In fact, one idea is so cool, I'm gonna do a video on it!