Sweet leaves once you were bound high above the ground. Once you provided shade from the summer heat. Now you are dried and brown beneath my feet.
I've been spending a great deal of time with leaves these past few weeks.
Raking, blowing and mowing them has kept me busy. It always does at this time of the year. I consider myself fortunate if this task is complete by Thanksgiving. For the most part oak trees make up our woods. They are always the last to shed their foliage. In fact they will keep some of their leaves until spring.
This week I gathered a variety to bring indoors to the studio.
My favorite ones are those that are curled. They have such interesting shapes. I am not sure they actually will inspire a painting but I love drawing them with pen and ink and a watercolor wash.
If nothing else it is a great exercise for these shorter days. If any of you might need some for your own inspiration please feel free to come visit...I am sure I can find an extra rake!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed night.