In November, we took an RV trip to Daisy State Park in Arkansas. One of our days there, we found ourselves on a nice walk. The air was brisk but refreshing and leaves were everywhere. I picked up the leaf that I used in this piece during that walk.
This leaf caught my attention because of the vibrant red color. I did touch it up with a bit of metallic red paint here and there but I did not cover the leaf! I wanted to add a bit of paint just in case the natural color fades over time. The red paint matched perfectly so if it does fade, the painted areas will be a reminder of the previous color. That said, it is varnished so hopefully there won't be any fading.
Materials used: canvas, acrylic paints, stamps, willow sticks, Sharpies, varnish, commercial fabric and sewing machine.
The piece is appropriately named, "Memories of Daisy State Park in Arkansas."
I like it! Do you?
With Artful Joy,