A 40cm x 40cm acrylic painting on canvas of maple leaves.

It was raining here one day so I grabbed my camera and went and took some photos of the glistening Japanese Maple leaves in our garden. I was so inspired by the leaves I decided to paint them on a black canvas to show off their colours and contrasts.

Maple Leaves

See the leaves on the maple tree
The rain has gone, they blow wild and free…
Sparkling raindrops settle and gleam
A delightful show that must be seen!

Linda Callaghan

Original available for sale.

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  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 5 years ago

    OH! this really worked Linda! Love all the detail, colors, and the water drops!! WOW!

  • thank you so very much Leslie….I enjoyed doing this one very much!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghalmost 5 years ago

    Love this one Linda. Instant fave for me.

  • thank you Lorraine for your lovely comment appreciated :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgatealmost 5 years ago

    wow, wow, wow. I love this so much Linda, an instant favourite! The wonderful contrast with the dark background with the delicate soft greens and yellows of the leaves. STUNNING!

  • thanks so very much Alexandra….I am thinking I will do another to go with it. I think having the black background throws them forward more and shows off their colours. Happy you like it I am very pleased with it :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • MissingYou
    MissingYoualmost 5 years ago

    gorgeous…you have truly captured the leaves in your painting…I thought it was a photograph…wow…

  • Hi Robin good to see you….thank you for your lovely comment…! :-) hope you are keeping well.

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    this is a masterpiece Linda, incredible work!!!!

  • Thanks so very much Karin for your wonderful comment! appreciate your support :-) x

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome shadows and highlights in this piece. Nicely done.

  • thanks so very much Ken apprecicated! :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • tracyleephoto
    tracyleephotoalmost 5 years ago

    Love this ma! Well done. Looks like you took your time,.. good girl! xxx

  • LOL…well you can tell I listened to you and did as I was told hey due to the detail! :-) so looks like I get a pat on the back for being a good girl :-) … to you soon glad you love it xxx

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 5 years ago

    you sure these are Maple leaves?????
    they kinda look like ………………oh forget it ….
    Maple Leaves………………….
    This is fantastic………………surely a winner………….
    actually had to stare at it and realize it is a painting………….

  • Wow a big KJ feature …thanks heaps for that KJ very honoured !…. yep these are the ones in our garden and have painted them close up …maybe I should pop the photograph on too? What did you think they looked like…? I may do another one of different leaves soon…

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful work Linda. Love this one very much, especially the droplets !. Everything is perfect

  • thanks so much Corinne for your lovely comment and for your support. :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Edzie
    Edziealmost 5 years ago

    Awesome work. Great stuff!

  • thank you heaps Edzie! :-)

    – © Linda Callaghan

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