Oak Leaf on Dune


Before I talk about this little painting, I want to give a big thank you to all who have visited my Fine Art America gallery and made purchases. The things I’ve gotten from there and that my friends have gotten have all been of really nice quality~they are doing a great Job there with the different products they offer. So, thank you! I’m so excited, and I hope you are delighted with your purchases!

This painting is just 6×6, and I see that when I photographed it I got in so close that even the weave of the canvas is in focus. That’s not the look I was after, so lean back in your chair and squint a little…. šŸ˜ . I’ll have to remember not to get so close next time.

When I’m out enjoying nature I find that sometimes I’m really drawn to what is at my feet, as here on the dunes. I liked the pattern of the faded grasses against the sand with fallen leaves woven in.

I’m working on a large commission right now, and have been taking shots along the way so hopefully that will be finished by next week and I can show it to you.

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7 thoughts on “Oak Leaf on Dune

  1. Iā€™m drawn to oak leaves, this time of year I always look down as I shuffle through fallen leaves. The setting and leaf look lovely. Looking forward to seeing the commissioned piece.

    1. Thank you so much, Tom. Like you I love to shuffle along in the fall. My botany teacher would set us the task of “forensic botanizing” which could be a great bit of fun detective work. No detective work necessary here, though, as only black oaks live on the dunes.

  2. Fallen oak leaves have been finding their ways into my photographs this year so it was a treat to find one in your painting this morning. šŸ™‚ It’s fun to find these leaves on the sand and in the dune grass, with no oak tree in sight. Lovely painting, Melissa!

  3. It’s true, these leaves had blown some distance from the nearest black oak. Thank you, Barbara! šŸ™‚

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