Painting Leaves

Painting Leaves - student project

Painting Leaves - image 1 - student projectPainting Leaves - image 2 - student projectPainting Leaves - image 3 - student projectWorking in my sketchbook, I enjoyed painting these leaves, although the paper is not the best for watercolor (it’s for drawing). I’d like to try again on good watercolor paper. It was fun to try to capture the color variations and a few details. 
At the top is my second painting on Canson XL 140lb paper. Much better to work on. Below that are the actual leaves I used as models. I have to decide how precise (or not) I want to be. 
Now for another nature walk!