My latest piece is created from my recent interests in painting plants. The last piece I did was of a sunflower and as I was doing the leaves, I realized I really enjoyed painting foliage.
I recently explored Forest Park in Queens looking for inspiration. I couldn’t get a decent frame, while I was suffering from allergies, walking the path from Wallenberg Square. Then I realized, I probably needed to get down to eye level to get an interesting angle. Lowering my camera, the composition takes on a whole new meaning. Now light beaming from above, falls down on the leaves as one looks from the underside. You can imagine this is probably what bugs and critters see.
I went simple and abstract with the background, creating no details, trying not to distract from the stars of the show, the leaves! Each one has their own personality, just like us humans. Though I do like the background pattern created on the left side. It almost looks like underwater plants.
I might do another one, I just need to find the right inspiration.
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18×24 Acrylic on Canvas
Here are the close-ups:
Hopefully I got the foreshortening right on this one. It’s not actually foreshortened though.
This one almost looks like a cabbage leaf.
The shadow cast from the buds above creates a mysterious dotted pattern, while the overlapping leaves create an imperfect diamond silhouette between two leaves.