Monday, October 17, 2011

Four Leaves

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas sheet
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Remember collecting pretty color leaves as a child? I can remember finding different colors and shapes and gathering them like they were a bouquet of flowers. I would collect them on my way home from school, walking the few blocks and looking at all the leaves on the ground - trying to find just the right size and color to add to my bouquet. Then I would give them to my mother when I walked into the house - handing her my bouquet as she would ooh and aah at the wonderful colors. Every fall I am reminded of that time when I see the leaves change color on the trees and start their "rainfall" down. And I still look for the best ones to ooh and aah over, as I remember my mom and her endless enthusiasm for my bouquet of leaves. A bouquet she saw almost every day, but each day was like it was a brand new feast for the eyes. She feined that excitement so well, making each bouquet like it was the first. I smile now, as I look back on those days with my adult eyes, and see them for what they were. Would I change those moments for a piece of reality? Not a chance!

Four Leaves was done for the Rookie Painter challenge back in October 2010.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy your memories, Nan. Great job on these, especially the shadows!


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