What's the best thing about autumn?
Is it the smell of the first smoke from fireplaces, the crispness of the morning air, the kickoffs of a new football season, the spices like sage that we seem to save for this time of year, snuggling under a favorite blanket? Or, is it simply the changing leaves?
This little painting was done as a challenge for Rookie Painter. I love the concept of this site - an image is presented then artists are invited to create and share art inspired by that image. It's so interesting to see the diversity in style.
When I decided to paint this one, I knew I wanted a long canvas, but I didn't have one; there wasn't one on the shelf in the art store either. So, I decided to try painting on an artist's panel. Very different, odd not the have the give or springiness of canvas. I haven't yet decided whether I will use it on a regular basis. In some ways I did like it, but in others I'm undecided. Anyone else have opinions?
An Etsy treasury (collection or art pieces and vintage items) celebrating a year of seasons includes "Autumn Leaves." Click on A Walk in the Park through Four Seasons to enjoy the treasury. Or click Catch a Falling, Fall Leaves...Fall Foliage, Fallen Leaves, Atutum: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year or The Colors of Autumn to put you in the mood for fall.