To me, fall is a poem, a diary of smells and memories, a glowing stained glass window, a not so still life.
Fall is summer’s epitaph, nostalgic and glorious.
The colors of leaves are miracles, small explosions of contrast contained within delicate shapes, unique little palettes floating about.
Each fall in my color class, we celebrated this time of year. Students collected the most spectacular leaves and pressed them. Once flat, we used them in collages by contrasting the leaves with colored background that emphasized their extraordinary hues. The students created beautiful abstract compositions while discovering new color combinations and palettes.
This fun project can be very inspirational.
Prepare to be awed and surprised
Look up, look down
Pick up leaves and enjoy.
About Michele: Like poetry, color feeds my spirit; it sings soothing little ballads but also shouts overwhelming and inspiring speeches. It is a constant companion, a lover – filling my canvases, guiding my lens, and pours from my pen. As a driven apostle, I want to share its beauty and power. You can see more from Michele at http://michelecoppin.com/