Watercolor Leaves and Oxalis

Watercolor Leaves and Oxalis - student project

Thank you Anne for this wonderful class! I found it because I was looking for a class teaching me to paint the Oxalis. Knowing I enjoy watercolor painting, a friend asked me to paint her the Oxalis. I realize this will be a nice challenge, but I love the vibrancy of that leaf so much that I won't mind. I will update the project here once it is finished. 

For now, here are all 7 leaves you taught us in this class. I love the Oxalis and the Orchid, as well as the Marigold. The Rose was a bit long, but I like that we painted it with you in the fall, it gives it something extra. The Nasturtium was particularly difficult, because on the real leaf, the veins are light in color, so I was trying to lift the paint to eventually make them lighter, but then we painted them darker. (I guess negative painting would have been tough on that one!) So I thought it was a bit confusing.

And then I also painted the Rose leaves on top of the Nasturtium stem, by lack of space! Hence the weird look of that stem. 

All in all, I really enjoyed the whole class! 

Watercolor Leaves and Oxalis - image 1 - student project

Update January 2021: I managed to finish the Oxalis for my friend, and even made 3 of them. 

Oxalis # 1: leaves were running into each other, and the flowers turned out too big. 

Watercolor Leaves and Oxalis - image 2 - student project

So onto Oxalis # 2: it was almost perfect, until I smudged the far left leaf, super visible, so I painted an extra leaf underneath (the pointiest one, and a bit darker).

Watercolor Leaves and Oxalis - image 3 - student project

And I made another one, Oxalis # 3: my favorite, because I managed to make leaves from different sizes, and it seems a bit more 'grounded' than the previous one. My friend ended up getting both #2 and #3!! 

Watercolor Leaves and Oxalis - image 4 - student project

Claude C
Acrylics and watercolor artist