Monday, August 04, 2008

Maple Leaves No. 5

Maple Leaves No. 5

oil on mdf panel
6'' x 6"

On a hot and humid summer day it's nice to work on a composition of autumn leaves. This is the Japanese Maple just outside our kitchen, and in the fall it is a site to behold. I've done various incarnations of this theme, but this version has that wonderful blend of yellow to red that really lights up when the leaves are struck by the sunlight. This is the first of five paintings to be listed on ebay this week. If you are interested in bidding on this painting you can access the auction by clicking here.


flygye12 said...

hey i love this one. two questions:

a) do u mind criticism?
b) what black do u use? i heard some people use printing ink to get smooth black!

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

a. sure why not
b. i've got a bunch of different color combinations i use to get black. the most common is van dyke brown and paynes grey