My title for this post reminds me of Michael Jackson’s song, “Just Beat It!”
I tend to be musically challenged in that I cannot remember the artist or the name of the song. It brings a lot of humor to our marriage. 😄
I started the above piece with soft pastels:
I like the texture it gives to the paper.
Next, I painted REAL leaves with acrylic paint and pressed them into cold press watercolor paper:
I tried to add a variety of colors and leaf shapes.
After it dried, I added my first layer of watercolor:
I like the added texture that the soft pastels have added to the piece but it may be difficult for you to see it.
I will add many more layers of watercolor paint and finish it with a black pen. Much like these previous experiments that you can find here. I also have them listed in the category of Leaf Printing on the right.
Happy Creating! 🍂😄🍁