As we have established, I love leaves and painting them. I also love gold. Mix the two up and that is just a very pleasant afternoon’s painting. I don’t know if you can call this painting or doodling.

I was also interested to see what difference if any it would make to paint on normal cold pressed paper or rough paper, so I tried the exercise on both.

Cold pressed paper 300 gsm 140 lb

So this one above was painted on cold press paper in my journal. I can’t quite get the richness of the colours, but it gives the idea.

Then this next picture was done on rough paper. I was able to get a shot that showed the gold. Again I just don’t know which one I prefer. Still so new to all this that not really sure which paper I prefer either.

Rough paper 300 gsm 140 lb

Rough paper 300 gsm 140 lb

I’d love to hear your comments if you have any, if you prefer one to the other or feel it shows better on one type of paper more than the other?