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Leaves are Calling

Autumn or fall is just around the corner, so in advance of the leaf bonanza, I've made another tutorial, this time it's a colourful dock leaf from the Rumex family. I've always loved these leaves and you can find them in summer when they start to turn to red and yellow in colour.

Painting this leaf presents the botanical artist with a number of challenges, it has a network of veins, lots of bumps and blemishes, colour shifts and shine. That means that the painter has to concentrate and control the application of paint in order not to loose their place on this leaf, so, I thought I'd make it the subject of a new tutorial as its quite different from the previous leaf, which was the leathery oak leaf.

The tutorial is now on sale at the pre booking price of £17, for this you get access tot he course webpage with, written text, 3 hours worth of video with me talking you through the whole process, downloadable documents with images, which you can use as you like with no restrictions (taken by me and not from stock) plus access to the tutorial for 12 months from the purchase date (yes I've extended it again).

Dock is a rather underrated plant, often viewed as a weed in polluted habitats, but I have fond memories of rubbing the large leaves on nettle stings as a child, although there doesn't appear to be any scientific basis for this, we all did it and it seemed to help! Nevertheless dock is a useful plant for wildlife providing food for many insects. Next time you're out walking, why not take a closer look at the dock leaves, some are huge! but I found a smaller colourful one for this tutorial, I hope that you like it too.

Go to the New Tutorials page on the website for more information

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