Botanical Patterns

I've been in the classroom all day...well not exactly in an actual classroom, but painting at my kitchen table. 
I've recently enrolled on an online course called #FolioFocus 
This is week one and the assignment is to create a botanical pattern.
How could I refuse?
I'd love to hear if you have enrolled into this course or have completed previous folio focus classes.
The lessons are to help build a stronger portfolio and everyone is sharing their work, questions, advice and generally being super friendly...which is such a fantastic help.
I've learnt so much already and this is only the beginning of the course.
I just hope I can keep to reschedule and produce some great artwork.

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So using my new gouache paints, I jumped right in.
To say I've learnt so much today that my head hurts is an understatement.

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I decided to embrace autumn... as it's definitely arrived. 
I wanted to hang on to summer, but alas I failed. 
I hope you like this painting and I'd love to hear what you think...so please feel free to leave a comment. I'm actually quite pleased...which is incredible not only that I've managed to actually share a finished piece of work this week, but also that I like it!  

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks for your visit today.
It's always great to see you.