Sycamore Leaf watercolor painted on Daler Rowney paper 10" x 7"/ 25 x 17cm. Fall is coming slowly but I loved this dead leaf I found lying by the river bank surrounded by moss. I started this painting plein air and finished working on it at home.I build up the layers over my wet into wet sketch. I used salt in the background and negative painting in order to try and recreate the effect of the moss. Work in progress drying in the sun. I like to work from life as much as possible, the colors are always more vibrant. My photo reference, I love the bright moss color against the earth tones. Thank you for stopping by!