Day 6: Little Leaf

autumn leaf painting with palette knife
Small leaf study, 15 x 15 cm, oil on canvas board, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original oil painting available online at Etsy

This one is more about the paint than the leaf. Sometimes I felt like I was spreading frosting rather than painting. Most of the paint was applied by palette knife, although at times I pushed the paint around with a brush, as well. It was fun.

November is Art Every Day Month! I’ll be posting a new small painting here each and every day. After they have had time to dry (a couple weeks), the original paintings will also appear in my Etsy shop.

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15 Responses to “Day 6: Little Leaf”

  1. Jennibellie says:

    Really nice, love all the texture oil applied with a knife brings, thanks for sharing Jennibellie x
    Jennibellie recently posted..AEDM & NaNoWriMo Day 6

  2. Gwen says:

    It is easy to see why you had so much fun…so vibrant and full of colour!

  3. Serena says:

    I LOVE the texture in this one…nice work!
    Serena recently posted..Day 6 – AEDM & Nablopomo – messy abstract & inspiration

  4. Tracy says:

    LOVE this! Pushing paint about is so fun!
    Tracy recently posted..Big Blue & AEDM Day 6

  5. Michelle says:

    Great colour and texture :).
    Stay inspired!
    Michelle recently posted..cut & run – AEDM Day 6

  6. This is beautiful…love the texture and color! Fall FAB!

  7. Carol Samsel says:

    This is definitely a fun and brilliant painting :) I love it !!!!
    Carol Samsel recently posted..Art Every Day Month—-Day 6

  8. Visiting because of AEDM. I love the texture of the paint – the colors are also wonderful!
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  9. I love all the texture in this one, and what colours! I keep wanting to try out oils myself but really can’t be bothered with all the hassle that comes with them. That leaves me with a chance to admire the stuff people make who aren’t babies about it like me. :)
    B @ Sweet Limes recently posted..AEDM ‘ 11 – Day 5

  10. Marylin says:

    Ohhh the texture! I just want to reach out and touch it. :)
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  11. Nigel says:

    Love the colours and textures. Oils are something I’ve not plucked up the courage to try (yet)
    Nigel recently posted..AEDM D6

  12. Jul says:

    Thank you all so much for your kind comments! I love all the feedback I get during AEDM. I am so appreciative.

    @B (and @Nigel) – You might want to consider giving water-soluble oils a try. They are pretty much as easy as acrylics (no turps required), but a great way to play around with the buttery texture of oils.

  13. The texture on this is wonderful… makes me want to touch it…. great piece xx
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  14. Bobbi says:

    That looks fun!
    Bobbi recently posted..AEDM – Silent Sunday

  15. Jul says:

    @Tracey – Better not, this one’s going to take ages to dry. :)

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