Water mixable oils on a leaf


Soila Art

A little random exercise, first time using water mixable oil colors.

I have never painted using oils so trying out the water mixable oils was quite interesting. And to make things more interesting the practice was made on a fresh leaf of any plant!

I picked a big mostly even leaf from my hibiscus and checked some images as inspiration to paint a simple portrait.

The leaf after a few days started to crumble a bit, as expected, and was bulging in the middle, so I taped it then to a wooden board. The painting itself was still a bit sticky after few days, but otherwise had not changed. In a few days more the leaf is starting to be dry and crumbly, but painting is still intact.

Photos in order (first two were 24.3., next two 26.3., and last today 30.3.):

I did not try to preserve the leaf…

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8 responses to “Water mixable oils on a leaf

  1. These are very creative, what a lovely idea, oils on leaves💛

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  2. Fabulous! I love painting on fall leaves and even though they eventually curled, they remained intact, on my cork board for many years until I threw them away last year when we moved. Cheers!

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    • Oh Louise, I never heard of this wonderful possibility with dry leaves before. Your experience is wonderful and I am very grateful for your suggestion. I send you hugs from Barcelona and happy stay in your new home 💌🕊️


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