Monday, October 15, 2012

Leafing Out...

Welcome to Blogtoberfest Day 15!

 This weekend, I worked on the leaves and branches of my big painting. The leaves were blocked in first with a dark green and after they were dry, I used a lighter green to sweep a highlight on one side of each leaf. This looked pretty good, but not quite done, so I lightened that color up even a bit more with yellow, and dabbed another highlight over each of the first. At this point I was almost there, but not quite, so a bit of white, tinted with yellow was just the thing to give them a nice glow. The same multi-layered technique was used on the branches to give them some shape and depth and I began blocking in the olives with their base coat.
That's all I had time for over the last couple days...
Except to create my "ocean" inchie for Every Inchie Monday!
Until next time...enjoy!


  1. Love the colors!! I keep rolling up to the "big painting." It's soothing and helps me to forget my sore throat.

  2. A sunset at the beach! Love your ocean inchie.

  3. That owl is delightful! Lovely beach scene.

  4. Wow, would love to be on that beach to catch that sunset.