Autumn Leaves - or stays, more like

Posted by Lidya Endzo Kun iLLa
As autumn progresses, the leaves are now turning brown and coming off the trees. Not to be outdone by Tescos, Wilkinsons now has a “Christmas shop” display at the front of its store. My son found a lovely muddy puddle to play in yesterday and made “rivers” using some very attractive red and yellow maple leaves, which inspired this week’s picture. 

My pencilwork began light as intended, but became more intense as I tried to depict the stronger tones on the red leaf in the middle, and by the time I reached the yellow and brown one under that,  I'd given up the struggle to "keep it light".  Still, I'm quite pleased with the result.

I chose pencil crayons because I was getting fed up of paint, having spent the week on a step ladder decorating at home. For the coming week, that shouldn’t be a problem, I will be tiling instead, so I will be OK with everything except lino prints(!) The leaves were a selection I picked up from the pavement on the way to art group. Fallen leaves don’t stay around long, so it is best to use them while they are as fresh as possible.

Meanwhile at art group, Karen was putting the finishing touches to her blue tit, while Barbara painted a waterfall at Lumsdale. Gill completed her waterfall set somewhere in Yorkshire, while Madge also finished hers, which happened to be somewhere in Derbyshire. Kevin was part-way into a pen and ink (with some watercolour) of a winding mill, depicted in some detail.

After a bit of a struggle with Picasa (see last week), I have now found what I have to do is embed a link from their page with my photo on, to the “from a URL” option on Blogger, opting for "image only no link" on Picasa first. 

Elizabeth’s Chater’s paintings of Venice and Lake Garda, mentioned several weeks ago, have now been uploaded onto the main website, ready for anyone to buy (£43.80 each - or the equivalent in foreign currency - Paypal will take payments in several currencies) + p&p.

And here is Sue Colclough's St John's Church, available as an A5 blank greetings card.

More next week.

0 Response to 'Autumn Leaves - or stays, more like'

Post a Comment

The professional company nycairportslimo provides all the information on Long Island Limo Service to LaGuardia Airport.

Find all the info that you need about " Greenwich CT Car Service Stamford CT Limo Service Norwalk Taxi Service Westport Limousine Service ctairlink " at

If you are not interested in myntra coupon codes , then you have already missed a lot. Those who are interested in rolex watches have already tried swissluxury and are more than satisfied.

Blog Archive