So I did my running around and came home exhausted. By the time I got myself together at home it was already afternoon! Where does the time go? I should, at least, be having a blast doing something I like to do. And even that doesn't get a whole day!
Yesterday the town where we live had trucks out vacuuming the fallen leaves for mulch. When I came home from my errands I found that one of my neighbors had blown all my leaves into the street for the trucks. He's a nice guy, very energetic. In the winter he plows the whole block with his snow plow in the driving snow. Like I said, energetic.
A small, bright red Japanese maple leaf was poking itself up over the mounds of leaves as if to say Hi! Over here! I took it out of the leaf pile and put it in my Artist's Way notebook to dry.
This afternoon I arranged it with my favorite rocks and painted it. I did the twenty minute challenge thing so when the time was up I stopped painting. I got a little watery with the rocks, which I didn't want to do, but the leaf looks good to me. I will go back and work on the rocks after this dries so I can better define that area.
|Red Leaf 7x10 Watercolor (c)2010 DST|
The hydrangea painting is waiting in the studio. I think it hates me.