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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Leaves from a Eucalyptus Sapling

I know for sure these are leaves from a eucalyptus sapling, but I'm not sure if the leaves in my previous post are eucalyptus. So I may have lied. I'll figure it out. Watercolor 7"x 7"
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Cheryl McCarley said...

I've recently found your blog - I enjoy all your watercolors and how you collaberate with your granddaughter!! How fun! Not that I do too many paintings with watercolors, but how do you handle your backgrounds? Do you use a masking fluid?

Michaela said...

hi mom---i'm pretty sure that both the paintings are of Eucalyptus leaves. I've even seen smaller rounder ones--almost complete circles-- coming up from the ground under the older ones near our yard. Or if you look at trees that are almost dead sometimes there will be little baby leaves coming out of them---Like they are trying to start new. love you mom

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Well done! Love the detail and realism you captured here.

Susan Beauchemin said...

Hi Cheryl, I do use masking fluid--it lends a surprise element to the process, kind of like making a print.

Michaela! Yes I couldn't find any of those smaller round ones yesterday. There are many types of eucalyptus trees--think about those sprigs that are used in floral arrangements--I love you too!

Hi Diana, Good to hear from you--Thank you--------Susan