“Falling for Color”

“Falling for Color” 11″ x 14″ Oil on panel – Available

Fall has to be one of my most favorite seasons and it’s one of the things I love about living in the northeast. The colors can vary each year depending upon the weather leading into fall so some years the color is more vibrant than others but always a treat to experience.

This painting took me over into Pennsylvania with a couple of fellow artists to an area we paint with some regularity.  It was toward the end of the season and really a last chance to capture the season on canvas.  We landed at Washington Crossing, PA and walked the grounds for awhile.  I finally settled in on this vista that was behind some of the historic buildings.  There was nice sunlight and a beautiful vibrancy to the foliage and surrounding landscape.  I loved the combination of curved and straight lines that appeared within the space and built the composition around that. 

The simple architecture at this historic site always engages me with its beauty.  It reminds me of how less can be more.  Perhaps that aspect also made way for the full bodied color that showed itself on this day and the excitement I can feel during fall. 

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