"Buried". Watercolor pencils & pastel chalk. 9" x 11" (2015). As this piece came together, it reminded me of fossils. I drew the leaves first, then scraped the chalk over the top, allowing the water color pencil lines to show through in most places.
"Fall" Watercolor pencils and pastel chalk. 9" x 11" (2015). I was on a bit of a kick with leaves in 2015.
"Leaf". Watercolor pencil and alcohol ink. 11" x 14" (2016). This piece was one of my first alcohol ink projects. I drew the leaf first with white water color pencil, then applied the alcohol ink. The lines resist the alcohol ink, creating the negative space.
"Grief". Alcohol ink. 12" x 21.5" (2016). This piece was a "recycling" project. I had made the underlying piece using alcohol ink but didn't care for it for some reason. So, I used an exacto-knife to cut out the leaves, then matted it. As it turns out, I was grieving some losses at the time and though I wasn't aware that it was coming through my art, a trusted friend suggested that it was - and I realized she was right!