Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fall's Anticipation


Fall's Anticipation
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A quickly done, sketchy watercolor to mark the onset of seasonal change. After a morning rain, the sun was shining so brightly, but our temps reached only the mid 70s yesterday. Restless from being still too long, I took a slow walk around our neighborhood - the scent or damp earth, kudzu flowers, ripening muscadine grapes and sweet autumn clematis kept me company (along with 3 of the kitties) - and everywhere I looked, the vibrancy of summer color was fading to the first hints of sienna ....

I came in and painted this with a bit of fall color exaggeration -- but mostly in anticipation of the season to come. We'll get these days between now and October that forewarn us that a new season is coming .... and I delight in the freshness of them ...

I'm feeling so much better that I will head into work for a short time today. The Plant a Row volunteers are coming, and they're such delightful company that I really want to be there with them as we explore viticulture with one of our volunteer experts ....

It'll be a short day - and I am eager to see my friends again ....

Hope your day is grand! I will take your advice though, and take it very easy and carefully ...

Hugs ...

2 comments:

Lorraine said...

The background colors are lovely and the details all long the path, as well as the patch and oh my the colors, shapes and textures of those trees. Gorgeous all!

Have an enjoyable short day and be safe.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teri C said...

Oh my goodness it looks so peaceful and pretty. I could walk right down that path into autumn.