Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Favorite Time Of Year!

I truly enjoy living in an area with four seasons. Just when I'm getting tired of what the weather is doing, it's time for it to do something new. I even enjoy Winter ... initially, anyway, before I've shoveled the driveway 27 times.

If you asked me to name my favorite season, though, I'll probably surprise you. As much as I love the flowers in Spring and Summer, I absolutely adore Autumn. Crisp mornings, bright blue skies and color bursting out all over. I gathered a few leaves on my walks with the dog yesterday and enjoyed myself slinging paint around.

Today I went back in with ink to add details and shadows to the two pages I drew the leaf shapes on. The thing is I really like how the pages in my sketchbook turned out. All I did was make leaf shapes with watercolor, let them touch just a bit so the colors would bleed and then splattered paint on top. I think I'll try to recreate that on watercolor paper and play around with what to do next in my sketchbook.


  1. Your leaves are gorgeous. And I'm jealous. You have fall color already.

    1. Don't be too upset ... we don't have that much color yet. I just picked up the 7 leaves that had changed already. Although if we keep having 50 degree nights, it won't be long.

  2. I also adore the Autumn, Karen. Precious, beautiful and very inspiring for me this first impression that you bring to the paper. Thank you for sharing!



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