Monday, November 16, 2009

Plane tree unleaving



Busy today, so not a long post.  But I've been watching next door's plane tree shedding its last, and thinking I wanted to do some painting, and a little while back got an invite to join a Flickr group for mixed media landscape, so I made time on Sunday morning to do something.  Inktense and some rather classy coloured paper from Lidl I couldn't quite think what to do with.

Happy Monday, you've been let off a long read!

10 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the movement in the leaves here, beautiful. It's sad though to see all the leaves fall away...

marja-leena said...

Oh what fun, nice to see some of your work! Those leaves look like they're floating, just like in real life.

Bee said...

If only we could catch the leaves before they all drift down and become muddy mush. This is really appealing, Lucy.

(We have four trees just in front of the house and they are all bare now! Wah!!)

The Crow said...

A very lovely vignette, Lucy. Really captures the spirit of late fall.

The tree's form takes the eye up and the falling leaves bring it down again - cool!

:)

Jean said...

Oh, I like this a lot - it just captures the texture and contrast I'm seeing all around me as the leaves fall and which photos often don't capture well ( if you get the strongly contrasting outline of the leaves you lose the subtle colours and if you get the latter you lose the stand-out contrast of their outlines ).

rb said...

Oh it is lovely. I am not an art person at all but that is really rather beautiful.

It is kind of feminine I think.

From Lidl eh? I have got some strange bargains from there too.

Zhoen said...

Leaving on a leaf tree...

At least it's not disembarking.

Barrett Bonden said...

Don't tempt me.

Lucy said...

Thanks all. It was fun, but isn't one of my best, scanning and reduction can make paintings look better then they are. I wanted to play with the mixed-media idea, and as Jean suggests, I was finding photographs unsatisfactory for those last fluttering leaves, so I wanted to represent them in a way that exaggerated them.

Jan said...

I love the movement. Beautiful.