Monday, August 31, 2009
This image was painted from a photo reference I've had for a long time. The photo shows roses in bloom on a summer's day, and I've altered the painting for fall light and colors, and the goldenrods and grasses which are now blooming along the roads' edges.
We took a short drive around the countryside yesterday, looking at how the season has begun to change more of the landscape. Here and there spots of tree leaf color - scarlet, orange, pure gold -- surprised us among the dimming greens and yellows of the trees. Our temps yesterday were in the 80s; today, we're supposed to have rain and only reach 70F .... I would imagine that many of the trees will begin changing colors in earnest after a few days of cooler temperatures and the rain we've been waiting for.
Another busy week ahead, hopefully more evenly dispersed among the hours ....
Have a good week!