Autumn Beech Leaf


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How to Paint Leaves – PDF Tutorial on an Autumn Beech Leaf
This technicoloured autumn leaf adds to a year-long study of a Beech Tree. The beech is known as the queen of British trees and with a magnificent tree standing just outside our village it was a fitting species for my first tree study. The tree is a long-lived variety reaching heights of up to 40m and playing host to a huge array of wildlife on and in its bark and of course feeding on the leaves.

This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting the autumn beech leaf in a matter of minutes.  You don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive!  You will receive a 21-page PDF document.  Set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines.  However, you get lots more large photos of the different stages.

How to Paint Leaves - PDF Tutorial on an Autumn Beech Leaf








You can paint the leaf as a solo project or add it to a wildlife painting of your choice. Alternatively you can paint it along with the other seasonal elements as a complete Beech Tree study. To buy the other tutorials or the complete set of studies click on the links below:

Watercolor painting of a seasonal tree study by Paul Hopkinson in a frame
Spring Leaf

Summer Leaf

Beech Nuts

Winter Leaf

The Whole Beech Tree Study


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Downloadable lessons enable you to work at your own speed.  Firstly you can dip in and out of the content.  Secondly you can spend time studying the fine details and practise the various techniques as often as you like.

I really like to focus on the watercolour techniques needed to create a realistic painting.  Likewise, I love sharing this style of painting through my tutorials and hope I inspire others to create detailed wildlife portraits too.

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Here’s a little look at the leaf being painted, I hope you like it.

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