I painted lots of concrete leaves the other night, but this one is by far my favorite.
It was a happy accident of many layers of color washing, plus many layers of dry brushing in various colors. The leaf itself is very flat--meant to be a trivet, I guess (it was one of Roberta's rejects)--so at first glance in its natural unpainted state, I didn't think it was very exciting or had much potential. The dry brushing brought out so much of the subtle texture captured in the casting that I didn't even realize was there.
I just finished about 3 hours outside today, raking up leaves in the back yard, and now nursing 3 new blisters (even through my gloves!)......
.....so, I have a LOVE/HATE relationship with pretty fall leaves!!