“Turning Leaves”

“Turning Leaves” 10″ x 8″ oil on canvas $160

Visiting the local marina again I revisited a view that I made a notation of on my previous stop.  I was drawn to the arrangement of the trees, but took a slightly different vantage point. The day was beautiful and quite free from wind which was nice.  Wind is lovely but sometimes an extra challenge when plein air painting.

Keeping this as simple as possible I focused on the shapes and general colors that I could see in this landscape.  Hints of fall were starting to show on some of the trees in the area which was nice to experience.  Autumn is one of my favorite seasons because of the rich color and the cooler air is more to my liking as well.  I had a lot of fun painting and being outdoors by the water. I’m not sure I’ll make it back to the marina for another piece but who knows.

The leaves are changing a bit more rapidly now and it’s been quite overcast and grey of late.  I’m hoping to make a trip to the beach at least once more to plein-air paint. I figure there has to be another sunny day in the forecast soon.  Then there’s always painting the grey days…they have their own set of value and richness to explore.

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