Autumn Maple Leaf & Vase Still Life

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Autumn Maple Leaf – 6x8 Oil on Canvas Panel

Yesterday when I was walking around the Adams Morgan area I picked up several fallen leaves that are changing colors. This painting is of one of those leaves gathered; it is resting against a new blue glass vase. I love how the leaf is full of color variations from bright yellow to deep red on a few tips, while still having a few green areas around its veins.

I have never been crazy about the fall, as it means cold weather is on the way, however this year the changes are more vibrant to me and I am enjoying how this deeper sense of observation is improving my attitude towards this seasonal change.

Have a wonderful day, Liz