Oak leaves and acorns

I spent a few days obsessively playing with all sorts of oak leaves and acorns. The more I looked at them and the more varieties I found on my walks the more colors and textures I wanted to add to my collection.


  1. Hi Nina! I've become newly interested in gouache and have been digging through the archives of your blog for your pocket gouache setup. (I love your art style!) Inspired by you to try to paint every day, I'm trying to find a palette which can fit in my bag that i carry around with me at all times. I see you've used several different travel palettes for your gouache. Do you have any recommendations?

    1. Thanks, Sof!
      choosing a pocket palette is a very individual thing - you might try starting with a watercolor set and a tube of gouache. That is my tiniest solution :) but there are some paint sets that I am testing now that might work well as a dry gouache option - I hope to write more about them soon.