Sometimes, when the sun is just beginning to ascend,
it begins as a reddish orb that gradually becomes a butter yellow.
The sky reflects the golden glow, setting tree tops alight,
and clouds and mist revealing various shades of purples.
You can almost hear the earth singing to the new day.
I kept this painting simple, so that it best depicts the beauty of nature in the turning colors of leaves. It doesn't revel so much in flashy shades of golds and reds, but in the subtle shades of rust and ochre more symbolic of the season.
5" x 7" watercolor on 140 lb. acid free watercolor paper
Painted for DPW Fall color challenge.
This one more traditional than the 'blues' of fall
of my first entry (see Blue Geraniums).
I combined a photo of the large harvest moon
and the back forty where the trees are a riot of fall colors.
Snuck in the local pumpkin patch in the foreground,
and 'Voila!' a quick fall study.