The Story of Luminous Red Maple Leaf

Luminoue Red, Acrylic on Paper

Luminous Red Maple Leaf is a red autumn maple leaf bathed in sunlight. It is full of colour, featuring a big bright yellow sun patch while the textured background suggests wind and maybe even rain.
It happened to be painted after a sunny fall afternoon spent photographing bright fall leaves. In this way, it is not one but a blend of many leaves. Maybe that’s why I almost gave up in the middle of it; it just did not want to bend in one direction or the other but seemed to have its own agenda. Now I am so happy that I persisted.

Here are some of the beautiful words that I found while looking up keywords for its description.

luminous, luminescent, vivid

illuminated, aglow, sunbathed

agleam, blazing, candescent

fiery, flaming

And if you scroll down a bit, you can find the gallery with the pictures that I took on my walk, inlcuding this one.

A Sunny Fall Afternoon Spent Photographing Bright Fall Leaves