I purchased a book called The Big Book of Painting Nature in Watercolor a month or so ago. I was flipping through it in Barnes and Noble and even though I don't paint in watercolor I was drawn in by the photographs. The book is made up of photographs by John Shaw and watercolor paintings by Ferdinand Petrie. I used a photograph of oak leaves and acorns from this book as a reference for this acrylic painting done on an 8" x 10" canvas. I still don't have a good method of photographing my paintings and that gets a bit annoying but here it is. I am not entirely happy with the background or the leaves yet-any suggestions would be very much appreciated!