Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Leaves of Fall

Leaves of Fall by linfrye
Leaves of Fall, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

The winds seem to intensify this time of year, taking the colorful leaves on a final, rolicking adventure. As we walk, they fall around us, reminding me of large, bright snowflakes. They collect at our feet, on the shrubs, along the roadsides. On the paths, feet crumble these drying bits of autumn, and over time, the nutrients locked within their mighty cells, will go to feed the next generation of foliage. Amazing!

We continue our preparations for the orchard and celebration as well as a few remaining workshops. Right now, we're collecting berries, nuts, cones for our wreath making class in December. Tomorrow we venture through nature as we visit a state park to view the historic buildings and a nursery that has amassed a collection of unique trees. The weather should cooperate, and the travel to these sites a beautiful kaleidoscope of fall hues.

Hope your day is filled with autumn magic!

4 comments:

Lorraine said...

OH LIN. PERFECT. BEAUTIFUL. REALISTIC YET ARTY. OH MY THE COLORS. CAN YOU TELL I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS ONE? How can I keep having so many favorites??? Because you do such magnificent paintings. I can never make up my mind amongst the style because I love them all. But this is SO OUTSTANDING.

You are SO my favorite painter in this world.
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wow Lin, wonderful painting, you have captured the brilliant colors of the autumn leaves. Our leaves on Long Island aren't there quite yet. Maybe Stony Brook leaves will look better. My sons property is abundant with trees.

Joan T said...

Beautiful job on the leaves...great color!!! Our autumn colors are such a dud! I think the weather affected the color. We are losing the leaves before the color hits them. Have a super day!

Teri C said...

So beautiful, just so beautiful!!!