Maple trees are so wonderful. They provide syrup in the spring, shade all summer, and then they produce a spectacular color display in the fall. There is the matter of covering my lawn with a bunch of back-breaking debris but it’s a small price to pay.
I got the bright idea to paint one leaf. “Keep it simple,” I said, “because, Larry, you do oil painting really slow.” What I didn’t count on was how fast maple leaves begin to curl, or maybe the one I picked up was just ready to curl. Anyways, it was a race to see whether I could paint the darn thing before the leaf rolled itself into a ball (grin). Here are the results and I was happy with it.