Lime Trees and Autumn Leaves

I photographed some leaves and then painted  a colour grid. Thought the colours were surprisingly spring like!

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

colour grid

colour grid

leaves on the grid

leaves on the grid

messing about with colours

messing about with colours

Autumnal lime trees have a wonderful contrast between the dark branches and yellow leaves. Particularly striking against the blue sky. So I took a few photos….

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Also did several pastel sketches and watercolours – trying to capture the intensity of the leaves and branches.

autumn leaves 005 autumn leaves 001 autumn leaves 002 autumn leaves 003 lime 02 lime 04 lime 03

 

St Andrews Church project

Here are various sketches made in our local church in Aylestone. The sketches were in charcoal and pastels. I’ve developed some images using the shapes of the arches.  I’ve tried to learn from the current Paul Klee exhibition at Tate Modern.  The image I like best is the last one, which is a collage.

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st andrews 04st andrews 06st andrews 05

st andrews 08  st andrews 11  st andrews 13

St Andrews 10st andrews 12

st andrews 14