Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Crazy for Fall Color!

"Autumn Tree", 8"x8"x2", acrylic on cradled panel
The beautiful fall weather we've been enjoying in the Bay Area has coincided with a productive time for me. Here is one of my latest paintings. As many trees as I've painted, none have so obviously radiated the bright colors of fall.

The visual texture that reads as leaves makes me think of the sound of the wind through the trees on a crisp autumn day. Even though the "leaves" look like they'd be rough to the touch, the whole painting is actually very smooth when you run your hand over it.

I'm enjoying seeing what emerges from my work lately. It's interesting that it is so often trees that find their way forward!

Now, back to work. ;-)