When I recently ran an acrylic all-day class on autumn colours at Ware I was left with quite a few bits and pieces of foliage that had been brought in by everyone. One of the things was a pair of crab apples with a few withering leaves. After spotting it I immediately thought I have to paint them in watercolour!!
So here it is, what do you think?
The apples were painted wet-in-wet which is why the greens and reds fuse into one another. The leaves were a bit of a challenge as they were quite dry and crispy and had lots of folds. It was definitely a case of dark against light to get them to curl over. The leaf to the back of the branch was painted with a rigger brush to enable me to get the lacy look.