Autumn Leaves and Girl Final 500 pi

Miriam’s Art is pleased to exhibit her final version of Autumn Leaves and Girl watercolor painting.  Someone suggested to add detail to the leaves.  She speaks of her healing journey and shows some practice watercolors as well.  Enjoy!

The details helped I think.  You are always challenged with when to stop painting fearing that you will ruin the effect.  Looking at the details on the leaves it doesn’t take away from the face which is still the main focal point.  The eyes I mean.  What do you think?

I’ve posted below the WIP  for this painting:

autumn leaves and girl 500 pi

I’ve also done a bit of practice with watercolor.  It’s never as easy as it looks because you have to wait for the paint to dry!

watercolor 500 pi

I think that I’ll do some practice paintings every time before I do a new watercolor.  It helps to remind you of what the medium is like.  I usually paint with pastels.  Which is a dry chalk.

I didn’t go to my group therapy.  For once someone else in the family needed some help so I gladly volunteered.  Family comes first.  The group therapy is available on a walk in basis every Friday.  Helping someone in  the family made me realize how small some of my problems are.  It got me out of the house and changed my perspective.  I was really too centered on myself and everything that was going wrong.  Even the small things were stressing me out.  So go out of your comfort zone, help family or friends and you’ll help yourself.  Have a good week!