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The glow of autumn

You’d probably be surprised at how many paintings of autumn colors I’ve attempted and then tossed in frustration.

The weather here in November is tempestuous, to say the least. The sky will have big pregnant dark clouds and wind and sunshine and rain all in the same day. And the trees glow. I’ve seen it. They clash with the dark sky and fill my eyes with their incredible color. Right after a rainfall, even the streets and the wet cars reflect the color of the leaves on and off the trees. It always seems magical to me, and I guess I’ll just keep trying to paint what I see.

I won’t pretend that this painting has finally captured that which I seek. But I’m getting closer.

This painting is available for the bargain price of $45 if anyone falls in love with it.
It measures 7″ X 10″ and is on Arches fine watercolor paper.

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  1. Daragh
    December 16th, 2010 at 20:10 | #1

    You are right, the trees even at this time of the year express very energetic colours. Natural magic.

  2. November 19th, 2010 at 08:36 | #2

    I loved what you wrote about the difficulty of catching the light and the leaves. It is a mysterious and illusive quality. I am not sure if I’ve ever quite seen it captured…Good job!

  3. November 17th, 2010 at 03:49 | #3

    I like the reflected orange in the road.

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