Art Every Day, Day 2: Leaves

Autumn leaves original oil painting
Autumn leaves, 18 x 24 cm, oil on canvas board, ©2011 Julie Galante. Original painting available on Etsy.

Today I did something horribly cheesy: I walked around my neighborhood collecting pretty leaves. I figured they would make a nice still life subject.

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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19 Responses to “Art Every Day, Day 2: Leaves”

  1. J. Aerts says:

    I dont care if it is cheesy, that is a lovely result!

  2. Michelle says:

    What beautiful texture. Love this piece.
    Stay inspired!
    Michelle recently posted..a light dance at sunset – AEDM Day 2

  3. KathyL says:

    WOW! Love the texture and luminosity. Good luck with AEDM :)

  4. Tracy says:

    I love the texture and collecting leaves is wonderful – not cheesy by any means! :)
    Tracy recently posted..AEDM – Day 2

  5. Eden Hunt says:

    what a stunning study! Love the colors and the texture.
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  6. Jul says:

    Thanks, guys! I’m really digging the colors of the leaves. I might have to put them in a couple more paintings before they shrivel up.

  7. Bobbi says:

    Walking around picking up leaves is one of my favorite, cheesy autumn activities! The painting turned out gorgeous. I love the movement and drama. It is the perfect essence of a fall day.
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  8. Sassyangelac says:

    Bravo! No cheese–just gorgeous saturated color and texture.

  9. NatashaMay says:

    Gorgeous colors and I love the texture. :)

  10. Mark says:

    Apparently, I like cheesy.

  11. Carolyn Dube says:

    There is such depth & texture in your leaves! Wow!

  12. Serena says:

    Beautiful! I love the colours, texture and those veins!

    Following along this month via AEDM,

    Serena :)
    Serena recently posted..Day 2 – AEDM & NABLOPOMO – sketch

  13. the colors and texture are wonderful! your walk and gathering of leaves produced a really lovely painting. happy aedm! Kristen

  14. Jen says:

    Love it! So vibrant. And those are totally my decorating colors. Can’t wait until it hits the Etsy shop. ;-)
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  15. Very nice! Colors are fantastic!
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  16. I love this… when the page opened I did a big oooooo that’s really nice… can’t wait to see what you do next… happy AEDM
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  17. Nigel says:

    Fantastic (I love cheese)
    Nigel recently posted..AEDM D2

  18. Lia says:

    A beautiful piece. Not cheesy at all! We are so blessed here in Munich with the beautiful autumn colours, you can’t help but want to hang on to them (I’m planning to paint the yellow tree outside my window today).
    Lia recently posted..Day 1 – "Art Every Day Month" – A lesson in mark-making from Matisse

  19. Jul says:

    Thanks, all! I love the interaction that comes with Art Every Day Month. My little art blog isn’t used to so much attention!

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