Shoot it, Sketch it: My autumn almanac

Autumn calling, 2013

Autumn calling, 2013

Autumn calling (blue, detail) – mixed media, 2013

Autumn calling (blue, detail) – mixed media, 2013

Today’s Shoot it, Sketch it is yet another experiment. The inspiration was a photograph taken at our back door last April. Something about the dry, curly leaves and the tiny, creamy white petals really appealed to me.

Autumn calling – acrylic on canvas, diptych: each panel 125 x 175 mm, 2013

Autumn calling – acrylic on canvas, diptych: each panel 125 x 175 mm, 2013

I painted it three times ― twice with brushes (above) and a third time with a palette knife (using the leftover paint for the background) and acrylic paint markers (below).

Autumn calling – acrylic on canvas, 165 x 215 mm, 2013

Autumn calling – acrylic on canvas, 165 x 215 mm, 2013

Then I combined the three paintings in Photoshop and tweaked a few filters to create the series below.

Autumn calling – mixed media, 2013

Autumn calling – mixed media, 2013

Autumn calling, orange – mixed media, 2013

Autumn calling, orange – mixed media, 2013

Autumn calling, blue – mixed media, 2013

Autumn calling, blue – mixed media, 2013

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