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.
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.