Bright vibrant Autumn (Fall) leaves are always appealing to paint. In this video I show you how to build up watercolour to achieve the rich dark reds, browns and yellows within this leaf without the colours muddying and mixing into each other on the paper.

Oh, and my excuse for the unladylike behaviour at the end is because I was pregnant at the time and very gassy, haha!

I hope this inspires you to paint your own! Do leave me a comment, I love to read them.

Happy painting,

  1. Carolyn C Lynn 4 years ago

    Looks amazing.

  2. Susan Merila 4 years ago

    Another reason to love your school! Thank you. I’ll be back as soon as I can manage it. (Last year was wonderful!)

  3. Christiane Kingsley 4 years ago

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Sally 4 years ago

    I love your work & plan to “attend” another class in a year. So beneficial!

  5. Sally Logan 4 years ago

    Thank you Anna, that was so informative, A couple of weeks ago I painted a Watercolour still life of Autumn leaves and realise the missing ingredient is the dark tips.

    I am taking a break from Watercolours at the moment, I need to learn how to paint in Oils as I have entered The Mall Galleries challenge on 1st December.
    Good to take yourself out of your comfort zone now and again!

    I look forward to learning to paint portraits with your online school in the future.

  6. Alice 4 years ago

    Thank you dear Anna 🙂

  7. F Cameron 4 years ago

    Your new book arrived yesterday, and I’ve read through until the projects begin. I’m fascinated by your ability to convey realism! I’ll look into your online courses after I try the projects.

  8. Hellen 4 years ago

    Very informative but will it be better on A4 or A3 work on the colours

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      Anna Mason 4 years ago

      It’s whatever you’re more comfortable with – it’ll work fine at A4

  9. Suzanne Linch 4 years ago

    Beautiful leaf, plus your books are wonderful too.
    Thank you

  10. Vickie McCarty 4 years ago

    Very helpful! Thank you!!

  11. Mary Broshear 4 years ago

    Thank you Anna! I love watching your videos and your explanations of the process are excellent!

  12. Louisa Beyer 4 years ago

    You are making watercolour so simple. Thank you

  13. LaVerne Mulvey 4 years ago

    Beautifully done. Leaf looks real!

  14. Petro Farr 3 years ago

    Dear Anna I have been following your newsletters and love your work.
    I am now proud owner of your Watercolour World book and looking forward to start the projects in it..

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