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Autumn Leaves Recycled
Painting - Watercolor Painting On Arches 140# Hot Press Paper
I am an ardent recyler/reuser of items . . . I had a sheet of Arches Hot Press paper I had practiced doing wet-into-wet flooding of colors. That board had laid around for months - I liked the color combos, but it wasn't really an "abstract" I felt I could post as is. When our watercolor class was challenged to do negative paintings of autumn leaves, I decided to see if I could use that sheet. I lifted color in some areas to lighten some of the darker blues and greens inside of leaf shapes, then darkened around them, adding the layers behind. I hope you like the way it turned out, and it was fun to go back to an old work and see what else could be done with it!
Haiku about this piece written for one of Laurel Adam's What's the BUZZz contest's Blog Discussion - not a poet, so don't shoot me!
"Purple orange red
Fall leaves crackle under foot
Preparing for snow"
2nd Place, Group Logo Contest, Midwest American Artists, September 2016
3rd Place, Fall Decorating Ideas Contest, Sept. 2018
1st place Tie, Redesigned and Completed Contest, September 2020
Honorable Mention place in Masters - WOW It's The Oldies contest, March 2021
3rd Place Win in the Autumn Haiku contest, August 2021
Honorable Mention finish in the Fall Art and Decor contest, September 2021
Honorable Mention tie in the Beautiful Watercolors special features contest, September 2021
3rd Place win in the Leaves contest, October 2021
2nd Place win in the Leaves contest, May 2022
2nd place win in the What Were You Thinking contest, July 2022
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