Autumn Leaves ( below) is the finished painting from my step by step tutorial published in the Nov issue of Leisure painter.
The tutorial includes painting in layers glazing with transparent watercolours, use of masking fluid for veins as well as use of spattering, salt and clingfilm to create textures.
It is inspired by the beautiful Autumn leaves locally.
TIP They are lovely when freshly collected but soon shrivel up and lose their colour. I use my printer to scan or do a colour photocopy. See below.
The magazine is available from newsagents or as a back copy online here or as a digital version from here
The cover above shows the finished painting from a watercolour landscape tutorial by Gwen Scott