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.
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