Introduction to painting leaves with artist Sharon Hamilton.
This short booklet is an in-depth study on the importance of how leaves impact a composition. Sharon covers leaf structure including the many serration characteristics of leaves, vein development and how to work with turned edges. There are a multitude of photos and illustrations throughout the text. The artist uncovers some of the secrets to painting your own beautiful leaves.
In this e-book painting lesson the artist puts to use the information covered in the leaf study portion of the e-book. The painting exercise is to paint a simple maple leaf by follow along with Sharon’s in-depth instructions and step-by-step photos included with the written text.
Here's just a tiny sample from Sharon's e-booklet.
Traditions Artist Acrylic Paints:
Posted by Margo M. on 24th Jul 2015
Sharon, that was a great pattern! I enjoyed following your instructions! Every step is very detailed and there are a lot of pictures to help see each step. Lots of helpful advices and tips! I am never disappointed in the quality of your work, whether it is a class or a pattern. Glad AAO got more patterns from you, I am getting all of them! :)
Posted by Irene on 30th May 2015
This tutorial highlights the signifinance of leaves, they are not just add ins. Thank you for a real eye opener.
Posted by Lorraine Makaruk on 8th Feb 2013
I have a better understanding of leaves and their importance. Not only are they pretty, but they also add to, point to and complement your point of interest. They have a purpose of their own with color and light reflections. There is a wide variety of leaves to add interest to the paintings with their shapes and colors.