I absolutely love autumn. Each day I see something more beautiful. The colours here are different from the ones I grew up with in southern Ontario, but they have their own beauty. The contrast of the bright orange, yellows and reds against the dark green/blue evergreens is phenomenal.... how to capture that..
When the morning is misty and overcast, as i look over the mountains i see the fog as a living breathing creature floating and reaching and swirling around the trees.... The green of the forest becomes a thousand shades of green as it is covered in different thicknesses of mist.
I've been trying to capture that energy in my sketches lately and it has been occupying my mind for a while. A painting will come out of that for sure.
And then there is the frosty mornings, and the delicate bits of frost covering the blanket of leaves on the ground.... WOW, my brain is going to explode... in a good way. :)
My latest painting "Blustery Day", tries to capture the wind tossing the leaves around on a sunny but cool day... my favourite type of day.
Cheers to Autumn :)
Liz R. Derksen is an artist living in BC.