Three Techniques for Painting Leaves in Watercolor

Something I am often asked about in regards to my watercolour painting, is how I paint leaves. Because flowers and fauna are my favourite subjects to paint, I've spent a lot of time studying the beautiful organic lines and shapes of plants, and certainly different techniques suit different kinds of leaves, so I've prepared a video showing three techniques I've used in the past for painting leaves, focusing mainly on my favourite "negative space" vein technique, while sharing two others that can be useful.

In addition to the leaf demonstration, I talk a bit about brush handling and consistency of hue in the video, and I also say "um" a lot. But I have an adorable Canadian accent so it's cute, eh? ;)

Let me know what you think and if you have any questions - maybe I'll address them in a future video!