Fall Leaves With Acorns in Watercolor

Full Color Realism For Beginners to Intermediate

Painting fall leaves is fun!

But how do you turn one awesome leaf or two into a whole painting? (And sometimes, the colors can overwhelm your composition, leaving you with a pretty but confusing mess of color.) In this lesson, you'll learn how to paint an entire beautiful composition that will amaze your family and friends.

For a unique composition, substitute your favorite fall leaf for one or both of the big maple leaves in this painting. As long as your values are light or medium, the darker background will make them stand out and glow.

(There's an extra reference photo with a gorgeous red maple leaf if you like a more dramatic picture.)

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And the painting YOU do will look even better.

Your Instructor

Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher

My story is simple.

I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.

Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).

My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.

Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!

Happy Painting.

Course Curriculum

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