We're having some family illness issues, so my sketching time has been limited. But I did pluck a few wonderfully colored leaves from the hospital parking lot to practice. I LOVE the colors - bits of orange, green, red, gold. Makes it fun to splash paint around!
From left to right - pear (from our fruit tree), dogwood, and maple. It's interesting to me how the same species of trees, located in different areas, can turn different colors. This maple, on one side of the parking lot, was bright orange/red; across the lot - a wine colored burgundy ....
It's finally raining a bit here. The foliage colors are coming to their climax - and it's absolutely dazzling.