I painted this a few years ago after a walk along a local canal where the hedges were full of Autumn fruits and I photographed the different stages.
Some more leaf shapes have been cut out of the background wash to give depth.
The leaves have been washed with different colours wet in wet. The masking has been removed and the hawthorn berries and flowers have been painted in.
Towards the outer edges of the painting you can see areas of the first wash left un touched in order to take the eye towards the middle of the painting.
Winsor and Newton artists watercolours
aureolin Winsor blue (red shade) Winsor red Ultramarine blue
raw sienna Quinacridone gold cobalt blue Indian yellow
burnt sienna Quinacridone magenta Alizarin crimson Permanent rose
I used 140 not watercolour paper. Saunders Waterford.
I hope you’re inspired to paint Autumn!