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Art Show: Leaves & Fronds

Twisted Tree

by Joan Hall Johnston

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Art: Twisted Tree by Artist Joan Hall Johnston
I discovered the art of leaf printing when I visited the San Francisco botanical garden in 1982 and have experimented with it off and on ever since.  I have experimented using leaf prints of plants in my yard. I start with a watercolor wash and watercolor splatter on paper or watercolor stretch canvas. Then, I use a dark printer's ink to make a print of the leaves and border designs. I use watercolor pencils and/or acrylics to color in the leaves and the border. Then I finish off the painting by adding designs in acrylic and outlining the designs with black, white, and purple acrylic paints.

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