A photo of these leaves was sent to me by a friend who knows I like color, nature, and a challenge. These WERE challenging. Someone suggested I use "puff paint" to tackle all the little bumps on the surface of the leaves.
It's a very impressionistic rendering of the subject. To do this justice I should have spent a week painting it... but I barely have an evening!
Thank you my friend for letting me use your lovely photo of leaves.