Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Autumn Treasure, 5x7 Inches Oil

$100 & $10 S&H

When my children were small we spent many afternoons gathering "The Most" beautiful leaves, then pressing them in wax paper to mount on our fridge.  Along with a rock collection along every windowsill, I truly treasured these gems that we would find.  My favorites were the Maples.  Living in New Hampshire was the best for this.  Talk about  treasure trove of Maples!
Anyway now it's Paco and I that wander the leaf lined streets.  S'Ok.  He's a great pal, and loves these walks.  He gets a little confused and likes to dive into the piles of leaves, thinking this is the 'game'.  I have to rescue the pretty, whole ones before he tears them up!
Well, this is one leaf that won't dry up or lose it's color!
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11 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful, Kelley. I love the simple composition and you've captured this special time of year!

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  2. Nice painting and thanks for the fond memory of the wax, pressed Fall pretty leaves. Paco is a good companion

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  3. Beautiful, bold colors. I, too, have fond leaf memories! I've signed up for Karin's april workshop. am looking forward to it!

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  4. I love your forever leaf!
    I actually preserved a bunch in glycerin- not sure what to do with them...
    I love the crunchy leaves on my walks with Winnie!

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  5. Perfect subject only we're getting snow in NH right now.

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  6. This is so pretty! Can just see you and Paco out walking and talking and collecting! Too fun. I really like the brushwork.

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  7. Hi Kelley
    I can certainly feel the crispness of this leaf as well as the hints of crispness in the air this October.
    I too have fond memories of creating designs with leaves pressed between waxed paper and most recently introducing my grandsons to this fun activity. Walking outside in the Fall air and discovering the colors of the vegetation and the light with longer shadows and warm tint is such fun for them to discover.
    I really like this little study.
    Steven

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  8. Loved your story with this post. My children and I pressed colored leaves between waxed paper, too. I can just see Paco diving into the leaves. What fun!

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  9. I remember squishing leaves too. This is such a fun piece. I see it as a card and then thousands of people buying them. Yes, you can use my vision. :)

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  10. Brings back memories of my childhood in New York. I lived on MAPLE Drive in Warwick, and believe it or not, no maple trees on our street! How ironic :) There was, however, an apple orchard nearby with MANY kinds of trees and I found such pleasure collecting all kinds of fall leaves! Thanks for bring back some warm memories! xo

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