What is another way to connect foliage on aspen trees?

"Golden Glow" Watercolor 17x11" image size
“Golden Glow”
Watercolor
17×11″ image size

In my previous post, I showed a C curve that connected the aspen foliage. In the above watercolor, I used a subtle S curve to connect the foliage immediately surrounding the main large tree ion the right. You can see it if you start at the leaves at the top middle of the painting, follow it down diagonally to the right to the “duller” foliage, back diagonally to the left, and down to the right, where it ends up in front of the main tree. This, in effect, is an S curve.

In connecting foliage into an organized and interesting pattern instead of "helter skelter" on the painting, the leaves don't have to always physically connect. The eye can connect them, even if there is a break in them.
In connecting foliage into an organized and interesting pattern instead of “helter skelter” on the painting, the leaves don’t have to always physically connect. The eye can connect them, even if there is a break in them.

Be sure to click on “Golden Glow” to enlarge it. I painted it as a demonstration for the Richardson Civic Art Society in Richardson, Texas, in January and then put finishing touches on it back in my studio. This painting will be included in the 31st Annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving, TX,  from April 16th – May 14th. Judge Soon Warren chose 80 out of 499 entries, so I’m very honored to have my painting included.

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