I've had a very stressful time of late with ongoing financial and health problems. Life has been a struggle some days and very emotional but I have managed to paint and draw still. It helps to blot out things, a kind of meditation or mindfulness, where you can live in the moment and forget future and past.
While driving, I saw a beautiful autumn sycamore twig against the blue sky, all yellow and russet and glowing,so stopped the car to get the branch. Sycamores are a gorgeous tree in autumn one of the most colourful here I think along with red oaks.
It is in gouache on a blue mount board for a change. I had to draw it quick as it was curling up a bit in the dry indoors but I love the way they curl and catch the light. The branch is dried up now but I made colour notes and took a photo in case the leaf colours changed too much.
Should be finished in the next few days.