Transparent Watercolor, Pen and Ink
7" x 17"
Leaves are poetry, their colors hidden by chlorophyll until the cooler days reveal their abstract pigments. I copied several Autumn poems from the 1800's in pen and ink as a background and painted the leaves lying on the yellowed "parchment". As I painted, some imperfection in the paper revealed white streaks dripping through the leavesI emphasized this as an ode to the rains of Autumn that shake them loose.