#simplycreate Fall Leaf Painting

Learn how to paint fall leaves with Simply Gouache and other products by using this step-by-step guide created by Daler-Rowney artist Amylee Paris, and is easy for beginners to follow and explore gouache!

The materials in your kit

  • Small wood log to paint and hang
  • Simply Gouache paint tubes in a variety of autumn colours
  • Simply Colour pencils in a variety of autumn colours
  • 1 x Simply Graphite Pencil
  • 1 Simply Eraser
  • 2 x Simply Acrylic Brushes of different sizes
  • 1 container with water 
  • Paper towels
  • 1 x Simply Palette

How to Paint a Fall Leaf with Gouache

Learn how to paint and draw a fall leaf with Simply Gouache by using this step-by-step guide created by Daler-Rowney artist Amylee Paris, and is easy for beginners to follow and explore using gouache!

Step 1

The Pattern

Using a graphite pencil, draw the outlines of a sheet directly on a log of wood.

Step 2

Leaf Colour

Using the ocher-coloured gouache, apply the paint over the entire surface of the leaf.

Step 3

Spots of Colour

Use the colour 'burnt sienna' to create coloured spots and gradients on the sheet, giving the leaf a more natural look.
Using the fine point brush, soaked in brown paint, draw a few veins starting from the center of the leaf.

Step 4

Bright Shades

To add a little more light to the entire leaf, feel free to add a little orange and yellow to make spots and gradients brighter.
Do not hesitate to take inspiration from the proposed demonstration.

Step 5

Highlights & Details

Now use the brown pencil to trace the outlines of the leaf.

Step 6

Suspended Logs

Using other logs, do not hesitate to create several leaves of different colors to vary your creations.
Once the logs are finished, drill a hole into the log and add a string. Hang everything to create a pretty display of autumn leaves on your desk shelf.

Simply Gouache

Daler-Rowney Simply Gouache can be used straight from the tube and have excellent covering power. Available in a wide variety of colours, Simply Gouache offers great value for money and an easy entry point for artists and hobbyists looking to experiment with gouache.

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Simply Acrylic Brushes

Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic brushes are made with golden Taklon that is a synthetic material formulated to exhibit the qualities of the finest hair brushes.

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Simply Charcoal

Daler-Rowney Simply Charcoal produces a smooth and intense mark, making it an excellent sketching tool for artists and hobbyist willing to experiment this technique.

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About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.