My favorite season is Fall by a lonnng shot. My wedding anniversary is in September, my birthday is in October, and my wardrobe consists of leggings, sweaters, and cute ankle boots. Need I say more?
Perhaps if I paint these leaves over and over again, Fall will come sooner!
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- Water and water cups
- Paper towel or rag
- Watercolor paint
- Watercolor brushes (round sizes 6 or a comparable size)
- Watercolor paper
Set up your painting space, and prepare some Fall-inspired colors such as red, yellow, orange, burnt sienna, and yellow ochre.
Start by using your round size 6 brush and a dark brown color. Draw a few thin strokes to represent the stem. Remember that leaving white space is what makes your paintings look more realistic.
The particular leaf we are going to paint has seven blades. So the first two we will paint are the bottom-most leaves. I mixed in a little reddish brown, and used short, thin strokes to create the leaves.
Keep going and paint the rest of the blades in various fall-inspired colors.
How is your leaf looking so far? Mix in some more colors if you’d like.
Ta-da! And now you’re done! Try painting some more leaves with a variety of colors.
What do you think? Show me your fall-inspired leaves on Instagram using #watercolorwithTUD!
How do you like to enjoy the Fall season?