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07 October 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 30 - Autumn Leaves

I missed you all you PPF partyers last week! (Though I did have a great time at my conference.) Do you ever find that after you are away for some reason, that it is especially hard to get back to painting and creating? I sure do! I almost thought I'd miss two weeks in a row...

On a quick walk though I found some pretty leaves and thought I'd paint them in my Walking in my World sketchbook. Great colours here at the moment! 

I painted this vertically but...

I might prefer it horizontally. What do you think? 
And should I add some pen work to the watercolour, I wonder?

I'm hoping to get more work done on my starfish and would love to have it done by next week - it's Thanksgiving (long) weekend here in Canada so there is a chance (if all the chores don't overwhelm me).

I look forward to visiting everyone and seeing all your painting efforts. I've missed you!

45 comments:

  1. oh these leaves are gorgeous Eva!!!! wonderful work and I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving this weekend!!!

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  2. So pretty Eva! Colors are wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada style!!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! And thanks for sharing the pretty fall leaves!

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  4. I like it both ways.. Such pretty fall colors.

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  5. I like it both ways as well. Missed you last week! Hope you had a great time at the conference. Happy PPF! :-)

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  6. I think it's beautiful as it is, but then again, I'm kind of a sucker for pen work.
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  7. happy thanksgiving Eva, i love autumn leaves and you've done a great job on these. i like them as they are but you could always scan and print them out on another page and add pen to it-that way if you don't like it, you won't have ruined your original painting!

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  8. Love your autumn leaves. It's the best thing about autumn...still waiting for the color here. I'm just enjoying the green while it's still around :)

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  9. Love this beautiful Autumn "bouquet"- so pretty! Personally, I like it best horizontally.
    And Happy Thanksgiving- enjoy!
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  10. I like it in portrait...gorgeous leaves.

    It's my first week at PPF so am enjoying visiting so many talented artists

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  11. hmmm.... I think I like it better horizontally. I think because I like the leaves pointing to the left - it shakes up my brain to not view things in a traditional left-to-right "reading" (like text).
    Pen work would take them in an entirely different direction, which might be very interesting, but they are lovely the way they are. (Here I go in my worrying mind, pretending this is my work, picturing some white gel pen, and then having a panic attack that I will RUIN my hard work. ) (It's not easy being this crazy)

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  12. oooooooh! Very colorful and creative ~ I like them both ways ~ think I prefer the horizontal though ~ Sign of a good painting that you can turn it different ways ~ not true of all styles of painting, though, thanks ~Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey)

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  13. Well, happy thanksgiving to you. :) Lovely painting of leaves. I like it both ways. :)

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  14. I like it horizontal too, and I don't think it needs any pen work. I ruined one of mine last week by adding pen work that it didn't need, LOL. This looks great as it is and doesn't need anything else. And yes, I also find it hard to get back to drawing and painting if I go to long without doing it.

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  15. Beautiful fall painting. And I like it better horizontally too.

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  16. Happy Canadian thanksgiving! I always love your stuff..love leaves too ! i did a leaf in a stream painting. Yours is a great leaf art work ''' Adding ink may even make it more interesting but Im a ink lover on watercolor.. funny me !

    - KAT -

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  17. You are right, something about turning it horizontally does make it a great composition. Now you have made me want to go gather some leaves and paint them.

    Enjoy your holiday!

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  18. Welcome Back...love the fall leaves...I do miss seeing them so happy that you've given me a piece of that in your fall painting! POP ART MINIS

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  19. they look beautiful both ways, no need for any penwork I would think.

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  20. Beautiful leaves, Eva. I like them both ways, but I feel that the maple leaf looks darker in the vertical position - does that sound weird? I'm not sure about the pen work since I really like it the way it is.

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  21. I love these beautiful fall leaves ~ if I had to choose, I'd say vertical is my favorite :) Glad you found time to paint :)

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  22. My favorite is horizontally and ink would really be a nice addition too. Have fun with it. happy PPF!

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  23. Lovely autumnal colours - I like it horizontal best :)

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  24. Love the fall painting. Nice texture on the leaves. Great job Eva! Happy PPF!

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  25. I think I'm losing comments. I've had to input comments twice in different blogs. In any eveny, love your Fall art work Eva. Great job. Fall is such a wonderful time and you've captured the look of the leaves during this time. I don't think it needs pen work, looks very nice the way it is. Happy PPF!

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  26. I like it horizontally. Very nice work.

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  27. Hi Eva, I LOVE these leaves! I think it's my favourite painting of yours so far. I love Autumn colours too and get obsessed with the leaves at that time of year. I think I like it horizontal best!!! Lovely work!

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  28. Gorgeous fall leaves!
    I love it horizontally!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

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  29. This is an awesome painting, I don't think you need to add any pen to it. It looks amazing the way it is!

    And yes, when taking a short break ("short" being different from one person to another) from drawing and painting, it's as if one's creative mind gets dull... XD Always bring a doodle-book!

    // - T.W -

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  30. Oh beautiful!!! Actually it looks great both ways! Deb

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  31. Mmm, I think the horizonal looks better, but the vertical looks good too. Happy Weekend Eva, Evelyn

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  32. I like it horizontally too! and I don't think it needs pen but I constantly struggle with that myself, to add or not! have a great long weekend!

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  33. Great work Eva I like them both ways!

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  34. oh I like it on its side too. I think going in with a white pen would really make those leaves pop!

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  35. I really like this on its side...as to adding pen work. I am the wrong person to ask because I practically break out in hives if I am doing work like this and don't take to it with a pen!!! I say go for it! Looking forward to be your latest follower Trace xx

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  36. I hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving! The colors of your leaves are great - I think they look great either way, but I like the original vertical view the best :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  37. Enjoying the vivid colors. Both views work for me. :)

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  38. Gorgeous Eva!! This brings magic to my eyes..I love it..and I love autumn leaves..this piece is stuning...i just picked a few yesterday for Thanksgiving as momentos...so what a cool synchronicity to see your beautiful work!

    i love BOTH....to me..i can experience them both uniquely and differently in each position....and i love that about art!Hey... Make a set and do two..very cool! I love seeing them both visually together!!Fabulous work!

    Happy Thanksgiving my Canadian kindred...wishing you blessings and magic to you are yours!
    Victoria

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  39. Those are fabulous leaves Eva. They have so much dimension that I thought they were the real thing.
    Have a happy week ♥♥♥

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  40. Nice leaves! I love painting and drawing leaves. Your colors and shapes are really nice. Some ink to show more of the veins and lines might look great if you feel like experimenting even more.

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  41. Beautiful! I love what you have done here - the colors are spectacular! I too love it both ways - your details and composition are so strong either way. Thanks for your visit and sweet welcome ;) xo

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  42. your pretty autumn leaves have put me in the mood for some cooler weather and maybe baking some pumpkin pies! i hope you enjoy your
    Thanksgiving weekend!! :))

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  43. I really love the colors you use Eva. Lovely autumn leaves!

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