Friday, November 29, 2013
Community Thrive November Challenge - Leaves.
I already posted a picture I created for this challenge. But I love trees and leaves so much I decided I would do a real mixed-media piece, too. I wish I could get it to photograph better. I just have the camera on my phone, though, and it never captures the colors correctly. I'm not a fan of winter, mainly because we have so many gray days here in Michigan. I wanted to create the real feeling and colors of fall. It may look like a mess to you, but it looks much better in real life. After painting and collaging the background, I added real leaves that I had let dry and then put a coat of clear gesso on. Hopefully that will keep them from falling apart. When I can get to the store, I'm going to buy some spray acrylic sealant to cover the piece with. Happy Fall!