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How to Paint Leaves Without Getting Caught up in the Details Art

How to Paint Leaves Without Getting Caught up in the Details Art

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In this post, you will learn fundamental tips for painting leaves. Many painters seem

Many painters seem to get caught up in all the detail when painting leaves. They

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Vibrant multi-colored original oil painting close up detail showing brushwork and canvas textures - leaves

Vibrant multi-colored original oil painting close up detail showing brushwork and canvas textures - leaves

Original oil painting close up detail - leaves

Vibrant multi-colored original oil painting close up detail showing brushwork and canvas textures - leaves

Original oil painting close up detail - leaves

Vibrant multi-colored original oil painting semi-abstract close up detail showing brushwork and canvas textures - leaves

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Original oil painting close up detail - leaves

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There has always been something soothing about drawing or painting leaves.

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In the above (click image to enlarge), I am showing you details taken from two separate paintings inserted. Notice the layering. In the detail to the left, ...

The first step is to sketch your leaves on the watercolor paper lightly with pencil. I don't like the pencil lines to show so I erase them a bit so they're ...

I also let the leaves overlap each other as I painted each one. They were at different angles. Some of the tips were pointing in and some were pointing out.

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I am still trying not to get too hard edged. The leaves are a range of color from Orange to Yellow/Green. The viridian glaze will mix with the opaque colors ...

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Next use the white crayon or the candle to outline the leaves and color around them. Make sure to press hard and fill in around the leaves.

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