Fifth painting of this subject. Had difficulty with the yellow parts, had to do a few layers to get the correct look. A lot of hard work.
Put on several layers of a mid green that compliments the redness of the leaves.
This is the third painting I’ve done on this subject. The background is actually dark green rather than black. These briar leaves were the first ones I found when I was walking in Rostellan Wood, which is the same place that I sourced the briar leaves used in the first two paintings.
Painted from life. I had to make an arrangement of various autumnal nuts and leaves and referred off of it. I wanted to keep the arrangement loose, and have a circular effect to go with the swirling, vortex-like background. Used Payne’s Grey for the first time, in the background. Satisfied with the overall result.
From Rostellan Wood. I rarely repeat the same subject matter one after the other, but I had such a good time with the first briar leaves painting that I had enough appetite to do a similar subject. Anyway the colour scheme is very different to the other briar leaves painting!
Discovered during a walk in Rostellan Wood in October, 2012. There were some amazing bright-coloured briar leaves that day.