I love the Fall leaves, although there is one downside living by the forest and no I am not talking about the amount of leaves that cover the forest floor which is stunning...or my garden, less stunning, lol: but the sound. The sound of a small animal, a squirrel or a bird can sound like people walking around...where there normally aren't people. After a Winter, then Spring and Summer spent in relative quiet, Fall is deafening. OK, so maybe I watch too much of The Walking Dead, but seriously, that crunch, crunch, crunch sounds like either a person lurking about or a HUGE animal, I rush to the balcony and have to
squint scan to find the small leaf invader scavenging for a left over summer nugget to enjoy under the leaves.
So aside from my brain going into spooky hyper drive I do love to paint Fall leaves. They just fascinate me with all their colors.
I painted the backside of a leaf with ColourArte's Silks Acrylic Glazes in Spiced Pumpkin and Solar Gold and pressed it into my journal which left a nice imprint of the leaf shape and the veins. Once it dried I painted in with the Twinkling H2O's in Orange Peel, Copper Penny, and Rain Forest.
I love how the glaze acts as a resist.
Like the leaf, we are part of a bigger dream.