Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fall leaf W.I.P. - Step 1 - Drawing

Yep, you read the title right. Fall leaf.

That's how friggin' behind I am!

This painting was supposed to be a companion piece to "Crumbling" way back in November.


To make it more current, I thought it might be neat to do a leaf painting with a snowy sidewalk underneath. But now spring is this weekend and all the snow has melted!

Fuckity-fuck and super shit!

I even debated putting this piece on hold for six more months because by then it'll be autumn all over again.

I've walked past this drawing every day as it screamed, "Paint me! Paint me! Paint me already you fool!"

And you know when your own works of art start talking back to you, rudely no less, that you've got problems!

So I decided to go ahead and finish this painting off once and for all! Regardless whether it's winter, spring, or summer. I don't care. I just want it over and done with so I can focus on other things.

Either that or it gets ripped up!

Because its size is so small, the next step is also the final one. To lay down the paint and add any last minute details.

And away we go!


naturgesetz said...

I want to see what it looks like when you've finished it. Don't rip it up. Sell it on eBay.

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see it;)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Super late or super early- Maybe you will get some inspiration to paint some buds?!

David K Small, artist said...

I love that... "Fuckity-fuck and super shit!" and I have a thing for leaves !!! THAT could make a nice ACEO for someone if one doesn't mind stretching the size limit. Don't mind if you do :-) I'd call it the "Fuckity-Fuck and Super Shit Leaf"

Dean Grey said...


No worries. I won't rip this one up. I think!



I hope I don't disappoint!


Lady Ren!

I thought about adding some springtime elements to this painting. We'll see though.



I'm LOL at the "Fuckity-Fuck and Super Shit Leaf" title, David!


Thanks to all of you for chiming in on this one!


Aaron said...

I love the details in this one. I am getting curious what it will turn out to be like! :) Always good to hear from you again! :)

stanw said...

"Paint me" already, LOL! Look forward to the finished painting. Oh yes, I see by your picture you have a green thumb. Now that Spring is coming I see my plants beginning to sprout, great time of the year.

artbyakiko said...

Looking forward to seeing the final painting! I love your photo of Lake Michigan.

Dean Grey said...





I have close to 50 houseplants at home, so yeah, I have a green thumb!



Thank you!


I appreciate hearing from the three of you!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

whatever it turns out to be, I;m sure it will be as nice as the previous leaf painting from last Fall. I remember it well!!
Just keep moving forward.

Dean Grey said...


Awww, thanks!