Using an assortment of Distress Inks, I inked up a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed with water, dried then using a Prima die, die cut the elegant Maple leaf. The sentiment is from the PTI Fall Elegance stamp set:
MOJO Monday sketch challenge:
Today I have a fall themed painting featuring a sweet Black-capped Chickadee:
One of the many things that I would like to learn how to paint are various birds so I recently purchased a few how-to books authored by the talented artist, Sherry C. Nelson. Sherry is a decorative painter and her style is much more detailed and precise than I am striving for but I am learning the basics which is my personal goal. I was inspired to paint more impressionistic leaves by one of my other favorite local artists, Krista Eaton.
Here's how my painting began with my sketched leaves and bird:
I'm linking my painting to the Paint Party Friday site: