Watercolour -The Last Red in Fall

Creating Memory of Autumn in Watercolours

In this lesson, you may explore and enjoy the fall journey with leaves. As a symbol of autumn colour, a variety of red in maple leaves are beautiful gift from nature. The rich arrangement of yellow, orange, red, green and brown decorated autumn leaves with a touchable texture, while the red will always be the most significant character shining out.

Wet-on-wet techniques will be the major technique to achieve the smooth blending among red and other colours. Granulation is another effect to be conducted through the practice. You may also find a flexibility to assemble your choice of leaves together to reach a desired composition, as well as to pick up the shapes and colours to complete your own work.

Topics & techniques covered in this project:

Assembling and making an outline drawing

Clarifying the characters among leaves

Applying a variety colours blending techniques on selected leaves

Introducing characteristic texture and watermarks

Achieving balance in between shadows, and light shapes

Adjusting tones to reach harmonized picture


Your Instructor


Wenyun Hua
Wenyun Hua

Holding Master Degree in Art Education and over thirty years professional experiences, Wenyun Hua's art is a combination of Eastern and Western style, an expression of journey between the two cultures and common understanding. Currently she teaches Art Meditation, Watercolour, Painting in Acrylic and Oil, Chinese Brush Painting, Art in Mixed Media, Drawing and Painting, Watercolour Woodblock Printmaking and Paper Art courses in various professional art education and art school settings in Toronto, CANADA.

She has greatest passion to share the joy of breaking boundary, open-mind and unlimited creativity. She gained a numerous grants and awards for her art and teaching. Her artwork can be found in collections throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.


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