A fallen Photinia leaf lies on mossy brickwork, intersected by a blade of grass.
The shrub Photinia is in the rose family, closely related to the apple. This leaf is probably from Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’, commonly used in hedging.
I’m not sure that I care for the plastic look of the whole plant, but I liked this striking juxtaposition of old brick, furry moss, shiny red leaf and the ‘cut’ of the blade of grass. The patterns of nature are rarely random – even a chance grouping such as this has context. While I didn’t set out to make a visual comment on the awful sterility of some abstract work, I see the finished painting has done just that.