Three trunksPosted: October 15, 2013
The maple on my neighbour’s lawn is absolutely on fire — ablaze with yellows and reds and all the colours in between — but you wouldn’t know it from this sketch. I have a choice of five or six sketchbooks of all sizes and paper surfaces in my bag on most days but this was clearly the wrong choice of paper for fall foliage. It’s too smooth to do a big wet wash and too yellowish to allow the colours to pop. But I guess if I hadn’t told you, you might just think the foliage was soft greens and yellows.