Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sketchbook Tuesday - Falling leaves

And falling they are. It is starting to get really pretty here with the Autumn colors of the leaves. These were leaves that blew onto our deck.
This was a leaf that I found in a parking lot and brought home to sketch. I know, I'm just a little weird that way. But with the colors of the trees changing daily, how can I resist?

19 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

WOW, these are beautiful, Ann!!! I love the rich, vibrant colors! And hey, I am picking stuff off the streets constantly to bring home and sketch . . . treasures!

Jennifer Edwards said...

Beautiful paintings Ann! You're not weird at all...I do the same thing, pick up beautiful leaves to bringhometo sketch. I love the quotes here also! Thank you for both the art of image and word!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Nix nay to weird, or we both are :) Wonderful captures, Ann!

freebird said...

Very pretty leaves! Drawing the leaves of the year is about the best way to remember this season.

conservativelybohemian said...

Beautiful, Ann! I do the same thing with leaves with the exception that I never manage to get around to painting them.

Shirley said...

Lovely leaves. I shall be waiting impatiently for ours to begin to turn.

Revelle Taillon said...

Very very pretty. Our leaves seem to be changing colors rather late this year.

Valary said...

Those are stunning!

jenna said...

These are beautiful. I love the Yeats verse, too. Very good choice.

jackie simmonds said...

gosh, takes me back! When I began painting xxxxxxx years ago, my then tutor started me off with autumn leaves. She was very creative; put them into a glass jar of water, upside down, and I had to paint them, in watercolours. !!! Your leaves are wonderful colours.

Jennifer Rose said...

lovely colors :D

i take leaves home from the park all the time to draw, the colours are too pretty not to

raena said...

Keep posting the pretty fall colors because, most likely, we'll go from green to brown. I can live vicariously through your sketches! Well done!

Clare said...

Beautiful paintings! Spring is bursting open here in th Southern Hemisphere with sensational colours. I am contemplating painting what I see.

Gillian said...

They're like the richest of treasures, aren't they. It's good to take pleasure in such simple things. Beautiful sketches. x

nanke's stuff said...

They are really beautiful! Fall is my favorite season of the year, and you've captured it perfectly. nancy

Cathy Holtom said...

My favourite season, I have a little collection of leaves already. These are lovely!

Sasa said...

Beautiful! Unbelievable how striking a simple leave can be! Here in Beijing we don't have Autumn colors yet, but when we do, I am sure to do the same :-)

Alex said...

Gorgeous paintings! Undoubtedly, this is my favorite season of the year. Despite me only draw in black and white most the times, I actually do love colors, and Fall to me is the most romantic and colorful season. =)

Ann said...

Thanks everyone! I'm glad I'm not the only one picking up stuff off the street to draw :-) I like fall too. It just always passes a little too quickly for me. Gotta catch it while we can!

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