As I become dangerously low on recycled paint and the paint from the in kind donations, I turn to nature herself for my final colors. If you have been following my blog for awhile you probably noted the tremendous impact the city s massive tree killing campaign. I watched many giants needlessly put to death. My soul grieved. Today I honor the maple. She who has sheltered and provided shade and protection for the most of my life. When the paint is all gone, I will turn to what I have to work with that won't require the purchase of anything.
This is a maple leaf from my backyard that I glued flat onto the copper. It can be cut out, forged, etched, patina added. Sometimes we don't have to use a sketch...we can go direct:)