Sunday, October 16, 2011

Farm View - "Heath - Heide" - Thank You Reina!

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

This painting was inspired by a glorious photo by Reina - reintjedevos (www.flickr.com/photos/40610636@N03/). THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! Please stop by to see her incredible photographs! An absolute delight!

I've given this painting a bit of an 'orangey fall' look ... much like I'm seeing in the countryside of North Carolina. (It's a bit lighter in tone in the original.)

So many of Reina's photographs remind me of North Carolina and the landscapes I love .... and to think that she lives almost across the globe!
I do believe that the things we write about, the stories we listen to, the paintings we choose to spend time creating, all give a hint about the people we are ...and it's amazing to me the common threads we all share...and the beauty so many of us appreciate in unique ways.

We've been blessed with incredible weather this weekend - cool mornings and warm afternoons. Our walk yesterday was a dazzle of falling leaves and colorful countrysides ...and the yearning for foods of fall -- apples, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squashes. I've become a bit like the proverbial ant of Aesops Fable - it's time for laying in stores for the winter. No time for grasshopper singing - and the Farmer's Market seemed to echo that same - 'get ready' atmosphere. The mood, like the currently opened North Carolina State Fair, was festive - and so colorful! Pumpkins, squash, cole crops of varying greens, beets, carrots, peppers - a riot of fall on tables, stands and shopping bags!

At home, my garden is still sporting bright petunias, roses, salvias, zinnias and more -- but those TALLLLLL swamp sunflowers (added this year in the drought!!) - stand 6' tall and are a blaze of yellow!

Don't you just LOVE this time of year?!

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

Yes, I do love this time of year -- and your painting reflects just what I was seeing in the trees on my street yesterday. Mostly green with a few tips of yellow and a few yellow leaves tucked in here and there. I love the feel of this one and especially the fence in the foreground which leads my eyes upward and back to take in all the lovely details and color.

Glad you had such a nice day. It was so windy here the last couple of days that a lot of our yellow leaves came off the trees but it's calm today and will be out of the 60's into the low 70's and sunny -- a perfect fall day.
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Teri C said...

It is a beautiful painting Lin, full of autumn splendor.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Beautiful painting, as usual you are a master of color. I must check out Reina's photos. Thank you for sharing.

All the best to you,
Joan