Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall's Comin'

Fall's Comin'
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

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!


caseytoussaint said...

You caught the feeling of fall, Lin. I love this time of year, except it never lasts long enough, and then winter comes (sigh). This is lovely!

Anonymous said...

A lovely pastoral scene. I especially love the softness of it all and the way the light plays along the fence posts. Another winner!
Have a good week.

Joan said...

I love the view with the barn in the background. Lovely colors...strange how they start to change...overnight it seems.

mARTa said...

This is just lovely Lin!