Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Physallis - HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL!

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

The leaves are turning, the skies clearing and the temperatures are moving back to reasonable temperatures. Pumpkins and gourds are appearing everywhere I look ... and now, more than ever, is the season for berries.

I find berries on the hollies, on the dogwood, on the winterberry shrub, viburnum, elderberry, and wrapped in casings like this physallis ... and I love to see each of them.

Somehow apples taste better in the fall than any other time, and I look forward to their sweet crunch. And now, with cooler evenings, a hot cup of tea really makes everything cozy.

Here's to fall and harvests and apple and pumpkin pies! To oranges and golds and crimson! Let the color kaleidescope begin!

3 comments:

Teri Casper said...

I love these Chinese lanterns as we call them. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous painting Lin. I love how you were able to get them perfectly rounded looking -- amazing quality. They look so real and the color, oh my! Everything I paint still looks flat. And the bit of blue so perfectly balances out the orange.
Just perfect!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Joan T said...

Beautiful job!!! I love the contrast of color you have. Yes, fall is in the air. I've needed my jacket the last few days when I walk in the am. Enjoy!!