Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall on the Eno

Fall on the Eno by linfrye
Fall on the Eno, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

It's always a joy to return to the Eno River and walk its many trails and listen to the gurgle of water as it makes its way to the sea. But we won't get there for another two weeks when I lead a trip to that historic park. This view was painted from a photograph I took earlier this year and I adjusted the colors to reflect those of the changing colors I see today. Our yellows are still a bit muted, but more of the reds are showing, and the brilliant oranges of our sugar maples have a few more weeks before they show themselves!

Yesterday was a less frantic day as part of the time, we were the ones listening to lectures, and the afternoon was spent giving them ... a nice balance ...

Despite the rainy week we've had, we'll attempt to put some fall flower color in our sign garden as we prepare for the orchard planting celebration early next month.

The warmth has returned, and already we're in the 70s! But the cool will be back this weekend, and with it, the feeling and coloration of fall.

Have a great one!


Lorraine said...

Your painting is lovely Lin and reminds me of the early days of fall when you can just smell fall in the air but the sun is still hot and the rain hasn't yet started to drive the leaves from the trees.

Glad you got to "listen" for a change and hope you got to see some lovely gardens.

Clare said...