Line and Wash Painting of a Leaf with One Color by Lela Stankovic

Hello and welcome 🙂

I have been exploring line and wash, and I enjoy the simplicity and beauty of this painting process so much.  I recorded myself painting this beautiful leaf as I wanted to share with you my painting process.

In Canada, even as summer starts fading into cold winter, we have between them a time of brilliant fall colors. I found this leaf right in front of my home, calling out to be painted. I hope you enjoy this short video. I would love to see your comments. If you have painted using the  line and wash technique, please share links to your own paintings or videos as well!

I have included details of the paints and painting process in the YouTube video description:

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  1. Yesterday I also collected letters during the walk, waiting for painting. I like the presentation of the technique. I’m glad to see the layout of the leaflets well. I do not always succeed, now I know why. Thank you for sharing! She was beautiful!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Éva. Just like you said, during my own walks I am always on the lookout for subjects to take home and paint 🙂 Wishing you all the best for your own painting. I know you will enjoy it…

  2. Excellent video. You have a very observant ability and a steady hand. I like the technique of outline and the build-up of the painting in small areas at a time. In Texas, the leaves are just beginning to change so I will look for one to try the same painting skills. Thanks.

    • Thank you so much Shirley! I am sure you will catch some very beautiful subjects. I have very fond memories of my own visits to Texas and doing Plein air painting there. Thanks!

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