Each wooden leaf measures 5 inches by 4.5 inches, and the painting determines what direction the leave points when hung. The paint is acrylic and has been coated to protect from weather and dust. A piece of ribbon has been attached to each leaf so that it can be hung or looped according to the customer's desire.
Many of the leaves share a similar theme but no two are the same. You can buy all the leaves that share a theme and hang them as a series or you can buy the leaves separately. One of my favorite themes is the trick-or-treating scene. There are three of these paintings, and with each, the viewer is looking at the porch of a home, a jack-o-lantern on the steps. In the background, the viewer can see two trick-or-treaters standing, poised to launch their candy-grabbing adventure. In one painting, the trick-or-treaters are dressed in giant candy corn outfits, in another the pair is dressed as superheroes, and in another the pair consists of a ghost and a witch. These paintings are my favorite because they remind me of my own Halloween experience as a child, but they also have a humorous charm that gives the viewer a warm feeling.
Another theme is Halloween at the beach. In one painting, a witch is lying on her back in the sand watching the sun set. In another, the witch has thrown her arms wide in a moment of abandon while her cat plays with a crab, and in another a jack-o-lantern enjoys a tropical drink while watching the sun set. I live in the Bay Area, and we don't have traditional seasons. It's usually nice enough to go to the beach year round. I like the idea of witches and pumpkins hanging out at the beach. I think seeing traditional Halloween characters outside their traditional setting makes for a pleasantly surprising and fresh scene.
Another theme is warmer and more harvest-centric. The two paintings that capture this are the ones with the crow on the pumpkin. In one painting, the pumpkin is a large and magical fairy pumpkin, and the crow is cawing. In the other, the pumpkin is a large, regular pumpkin, and the crow stares pensively and quietly from its top. These paintings have a classic, timeless feel and are probably the classiest of the leaves.
There are also stand-alone leaves like the painting with the books, the spooky scene of the werewolf in the pumpkin patch (look for the hidden black cats!), and the scene with the cat, bat, and rat hiding in the shadows behind a pumpkin.
I'm so glad I received the blank wooden leaves and was able to make these paintings! I think the leaf adds something special to the painting that a canvas couldn't. You can see and buy these leaves in person at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival. I won't have them on Etsy until after the festival, but feel free to send me a message through my shop if you can't wait to get yours online! Once they're gone, they're gone.