Is it too late to celebrate fall?
After finishing a couple of baby portraits, I was ready to paint something easy; people tend not to mind if a leaf is off by 2-3 millimeters like they do if it's a baby's eye or nostril or lip.
We absolutely had the most gorgeous back yard this autumn. People would literally stop and take pictures of it. I picked up every leaf and nut in this painting right outside my back door. There were so many different kinds, and they were such brilliant colors! I hadn't really intended on making a painting of them, but when I laid them out on the table...
So, I know that the time for being inspired by autumn has passed; we're all eating left over turkey and decorating for Christmas. But, it was a beautiful autumn this year.
I was lucky to get to see this every day as I pulled into our driveway....
...and this as I stepped out our back door. (It's a hickory tree. When the nuts are ready, you can hear the squirrels eating them and tossing down the shells. The ground is covered with hickory shells before they're finished. I don't think they store any of them for winter.)
Original Oil Painting on 6"x 24" Canvas.