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10" x 13" Watercolor
For the last week or so when I go out to feed the kitties, the water in their drinking bowl has frozen over. Quite honestly, I know it's been cold in the mornings, but by afternoon, we've been outside with a light jacket. No longer.
This weekend seems to have turned the season. The potted basil on my side porch has been completed blackened by the frosts, there are a few leaves here and there, but those are mostly brown, and the leaves underfoot are all crunchy. Yes, the end of fall ...
A while ago, I was asked to share a bit about the workshops I took during Art of the Carolinas ...and I'll do over time. It had been a few years since I took several classes over the four-day period, and this year was one of those. Instead of all watercolor classes, I decided to try something very different - acryllic and abstract. To be honest, I am feeling that 'change ahead' nudge that often accompanies a style, thinking process or something else of change in my painting. It happens more frequently than I acknowledge - where I find I am being internally 'directed' to try something new, favoring different photographs or paintings, and I feel a real SHOVE to try something different. It was with these feelings that I took those 'different' classes.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of them ... and they have me thinking and viewing my paintings in a new way. So instead of simply posting what I painted in those classes, I'm trying to 'think' out my thought processes, what I'm noticing needs something else, practice a bit of the things I want to change, try some techniques that will move me where I may be headed, and then write a bit about what was involved.
This piece, for instance, is one of those 'nudges' that may not be fully realized, but is the first of something changing.
I want to work a bit on my brushstrokes to make them more expressive... To make my lights lighter and my darks darker ... This piece uses 'some' of that - but not to the extent I want to go -- but it's a start.
And another turn in the road's journey .....
Ardessie Falls near a Little Loch Broom in the Hightlands of Scotland.
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Took this last year - October I think. Also took some lovely ones of my son at this same location - the carpet of fallen leaves was quite beautiful. You wouldn't think that this was London! Anyway, I wanted to add some colour to my photostream! Lol.
I've finally been getting out and about with the camera after a period of malaise. I think this was primarily caused by the relentless rain, though there were other factors too. Creativity is an unpredictable business!
I hope everyone is well.
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This fall view is a bit lighter in real life than on my screen this morning - but the bright colors are definitely what I see around me. Fall color - is just about at its peak in piedmont North Carolina.
Our trip yesterday went beautifully well - a gloriously warm day, beautiful colors, historic buildings, jaw-dropping, unique trees to marvel and purchase, a terrific lunch --- really a nice way to end the tour season just as our temps change to winter-chilly and rain.
I'll be off line for several days...and will catch up as I can ...
Hope your weekend is filled with sun and color!!
9" x 12" Watercolor
Oh the glorious cooler weather that was promised --- really did come today!!! When I went for my morning walk at 7:30 am, I needed long sleeves and slacks!! WOW!! And later, even when the sun burned off the fog, temps just managed to reach 80F!!! Absolutely wonderful -- temperatures, skies, breezes -- our first fall morning!
So fitting then, to post this painting. I worked on this when I was visiting Doris, modifying a technique learned from Karlyn Holman ... such fun!
Here in piedmont NC, hidden under 'just turning color' leaves, grapes are ripe. I pick some each morning that I walk, their sweet/tart taste thirst quenching and marvelous. The road crews went through the area cutting back tree limbs to prepare for hurricane season, so many of the grape vines that were laden with fruit have, unfortunately, been cut -- but here and there I can find a handful to enjoy and encourage me to 'keep walking!' lol
Here's to fall temperatures and weeks of wonderful blue skies, puffy clouds and leaves on their way to brilliant!
Well this was an interesting shoot. I'm deathly afraid of heights, when you add high winds and an unstable top heavy tripod, it was definitely white knuckled shooting. I couldn't stop shaking in anxiety, wishing I could get this done as quickly as possible. Idiotically, I didn't have my ultrawide so I ended up doing a pano, taking up more time. All that kept running through my mind was please don't let there be wind coming from behind me, pushing me over and likely will be the death of me. For the life of me, I could not stay calm. Calm people don't die. I don't know how some of you do it. This shoot pretty much confirmed my need for a new tripod and better shoes - sneakers are terrible in this loose rock and high wind situation. After this Palouse trip, my Manfrotto got replaced with an RRS TV34L and all the different footings lol. Wow, this thing is solid and its probably the best investment I've made outside of lenses/camera. I am definitely more confident now it won't topple over. Maybe I'll tackle this falls once again in the future.
Image - 10 image single row vertical panoramic, tight stitch - I was so paranoid that the wind would mess things up I literally overlapped by 80% for each shot. Overall, I think the pano actually turned out okay, there's no weird distortion like you normally see with this pov. I only wish I had gone a couple more shots to the left and right to get a better comp with the tree and the towers. Also, maybe another row up top to get more of that sky. Oh well. Next time! Thanks for the views, comments and favs!
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Last year's peak Fall Color....I am looking forward to more this year!!! I will be goal oriented towards the waterfall that ate my Nikon last Fall.....
Have a great weekend!
Camera Nikon D300
Exposure 1 sec
Focal Length 12 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias 0 EV
The Peterborough lift lock is a boat lift located on the Trent Canal in the city of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and is Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
The dual lifts are the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, rising 19.8 m (65 ft). This was a considerable accomplishment when conventional locks usually only had a 2 m (7 ft) rise.
No external power is needed, the lift lock functions by gravity alone using a counterweight system. When one side reaches the top position it stops about 5 cm (2 inches) below the adjoining canal's water level. When the gates open water flows into the ship basin until the water level rebalances. The weight of the extra water is enough to power the hydraulic lift. As the top level lowers to the bottom position it pushes the other side up to the top position where the cycle starts over again.
I am away for work until Wednesday night. I should have Internet access at the hotel and will catch up with you all sometime Tuesday night.
Update: I do have internet but the computer I have on the road is not lending itself to commenting on pictures very efficiently so I will have to catch up with you as I can on my return home.
The very iconic Maroon Bells in Aspen, CO. It may not be original, but it was a bucket list shot of mine. Many more fall photos to come !
Here is a wide view of the RB Ricketts Falls at Ricketts Glen State Park. The pool and foreground rocks at this waterfall were a very nice color, contrasting to the water whites and green leaves in the trees beyond.
12" x 16" Watercolor
November -- the frosts have come, leaves continue to fall, and daylight fades far too quickly ... but the memories of a glorious Fall linger in my mind and on my paintbrush. I stretch my favorite season a bit longer.
Painting allows me to do this, and while temps dip and rise with the passing of the season, I return to the warmth and glow of my autumn memories.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Shohola Falls, Pennsylvania in November. I nearly fell into the pool here a couple years ago. I'm an excellent swimmer, but that water looked so chilly I didn't want to go in! haha.
You can see the round stone structure of the viewing platform on the other side (upper right). I like how they made it of natural stone to blend in with the surroundings.
I made my way back to the Little Truckee River to catch the fall colors. My timing for peak colors was much better in this section of the Sierra's. I found the Lower Little Truckee River Campground to have the largest concentration of colorful trees. Although, the 20 mile stretch of Hwy 89 from the town of Truckee to Cold Creek Campground is just gorgeous with fall colors.
Went to Mountain Tsukuba today with my friends to watch fall foliage. The weather was very pleasing today, with bright sun and perfect temperature. Had a good time there!
Hope you all have a great weekend too! ^-^
10" x 13" Watercolor and Webbing
Frosty mornings are the order of the day, and though ice crystals glaze the earth in winter white, with the sun's rising and subsequent heat, the ice melts and we are left with the fading ochres, siennas, chocolates, coffees, russets, auburns, tans, and bronzes of fall's glory. This abstract is my tribute to fall's colorful floor ... the earth beneath our feet, under the melted rime, long before it all become next year's earthly nutrients.
We've begun preparations for the holidays and I've started my marathon cooking activities. We're expecting our fifth grandchild in the next couple of weeks, so I'd like to make sure that with all the fun that event will bring, the majority of the holiday cooking and gifting is already done.
We're in for a warm weekend with temps in the mid 60s and reaching 70F ... go figure ...
Have a great weekend!
(Note: The squiggly lines are from a Krylon acryllic webbing (www.krylon.com/products/webbing_spray/) for those interested.)
There is a sense of fall in the air -- already the tulip tree and sycamore leaves have turned yellow - yes, partly because of the drought, but also because the season is turning away from summer's firey heat and moving toward the delicious bright, cooler weather of fall.
I love the view of this farm ... and never grow tired of trying to capture of it through all its moods and seasons. This is a quick, colorful variation ... but that fence and field carry my thoughts month to month.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement !!! And thank you for voting. We're down to the last ten days -- if we remain in the top 5, the Arboretum will win an orchard which will be maintained by our gardeners and volunteers, and the produce given to the hungry in our region. The voting remains fierce, and we really appreciate your help!
Have a great Sunday!
Fallen leaves, mossy rocks and a soft dappled light , Hardcastle Crag has it all !!!
Hebden bridge , Yorkshire
all that remains of the day is the memory...
for it has turned cold, rainy...and almost leafless now in Wisconsin... a few of the colors and trees are still holding on thankfully..... it is supposed to be down in the low 20's tonight...
hot chocolate...a warm, soft blanket ... an orange glow from the halloween lights and pumpkin spice aroma coming from my tart burner.........
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND FRIENDS !!!
Something from last fall. I have been really busy but I might have more time to take photos and follow you guys now on.
Falls in the Park
Filter: Hitech ND 0.9
Location: Falls Park, Greenville, SC
EXPLORED #387 (23rd Jan, 2012)
I figure this is about as good as it gets. It is a rocky pool just below Pabineau Falls on the Nipisiguit River near Bathurst, New Brunswick!
This shot was taken in Gatlinburg, TN. We were lucky enough to be there during an unusual fall snow storm. It made for some beautiful shots, combining snow and fall foliage. Fall in my opinion is a quick wink from God, reminding us of change, and beauty!
9" x 12"
Getting the colors right on my screen for this painting has been a real challenge ... the wonderful reds and yellows in the painting itself seem to make the scanner go crazy!! (Maybe it too loves autumn!! LOL) Nonetheless, my thanks to Fran for the inspiration and the autumn view (www.flickr.com/photos/fahansen/6336108819/in/photostream) -- her photograph that literally had me YEARNING to join her for a walk in these woodlands! Blessings and thanks once more, Fran!!!
Our workshop has been a blend of demonstrations and painting with critiques ...an interesting way of learning. Each of us choose our own images and we were encouraged to have Freeman critique and assist. I've had a good amount of time to paint, which has been a blessing in itself...and I've throughly enjoyed the week. Like most things, I truly hate to see it end!
The rain is behind us, but oh my, my woodlands no longer look like this painting. Bare trees are ever more visible, and the leaf litter at my feet is inches high. Temps are supposed to climb a bit this weekend -- another tease of fall ...but the loss of color in the landscape is more prediction of winter.
Hope your day is great!
As lovely as it is to see all the chrysanthemums in bloom at the Lyman Conservatory's Fall Mum show, the light outside is magical. As are all the seeds popping like fireworks and taking flight. :)
I feel especially lucky to have gotten this shot. So many trees have either not changed colour yet or have lost all their leaves already to due our overly warm summer and fall (so far).
In a swamp of the cypress slew in Fall
“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”
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