Old artwork (new for you) for Illustration Friday
With the approach of fall, the leaves are beginning to change colors. (Yes, even here in So Cal...on certain trees at least.)
It was not until I became an arboretum docent that I learned why leaves change. It is because the chlorophyll, the stuff that makes leaves green, has gone, making it possible to see all the other colors which were there all along, just hidden under all the green! For a more complete, (but still simple) explanation of why leaves change color, click here .
I painted this leaf back in the 70's, but it still looks like it just fell off the tree.
Fall is my favorite time of year, if anybody cares to know.