Maple Leaves

Fabienne's new painting of curling dried maple leaves showing both front and back in a delightful circular composition. 

She told me that she painted the back of the leaf quite quickly and was much happier with the result, after having spent so many weeks on the front, struggling to get the curls and shadows right. 

Sometimes things go better when you get out of your head and just trust yourself, your eyes and your brush. 
Easier said than done!