Friday, May 07, 2010

Worked away on the ginkgo leaf painting (the first in the triptych). The water is done and I gesso'd in the basic form of the leaves. I thought that would be best, yellow paint being varying degrees of transparent. When the gesso dries, I'll put in some shading of vermillion & raw sienna, then top it off with yellow ochre & cad yellow. At this point, I'm thinking I will also put in water drops on the leaves. It's been years since I did a painting with water drops.

I've been planning this one for months. Ages ago, I picked some ginkgo leaves then went home and took various photos. I dropped them randomly, arranged them, all sorts of stuff, then looked at the photos and chose one. This one has five leaves.

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