autumn

Autumnal Colors

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Autumn’s Dawn

{8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel}

This year I am learning to look at everything that marks the changing of the season, the leaves, the berries, and colors.

Before this year, I had never noticed the yellowish berries from a weed. They come from a silver-leaf nightshade plant, horsenettle, and because it has beautiful purple flowers I had allowed it to grow in my garden. During the summer I never got around to painting the flowers, so the berries have been a happy surprise and I loved how they added a bit of color to this composition.

Have you noticed anything new this year that marks the changing season?

UPDATE:  Steve and I decided to keep this painting in our collection, we tend to select one painting a year to keep in our private collection.  This way we also get to keep some of the best paintings for our own enjoyment also.

{14" x 14" (35.6 x 35.6 cm) with frame}
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This is a painting from my Bountiful Observations series, with 25% of the net proceeds of each sale being donated to the American Horticultural Society.