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Rich Color Everywhere

November 5, 2013
Echoes 36 Sm

Echoes 36 – Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12″ – This painting is available here

This painting makes me think of fall — lemon yellow maple leaves, a sky that is slightly overcast, brown leaves on the ground, and some of the brilliant oranges and yellows that are still clinging to the trees.

I still marvel at the incredible colors, which have been spectacular this year, even though last weekend we had a big wind storm that took a lot of the leaves off the trees in just a few hours. But I did manage to get out before they were gone.

My next door neighbor’s 2 dogwoods remind me very much of hand dyed fabric.

Betty's Dogwood 2013

And these are my maple trees against the sky.

Our Maples 2013

This is my across-the-street neighbor’s tree. Don’t you love all the different colors on one tree?

Wavetta's Tree 2013

And no fall day is complete without a ride to one of the beautiful parks. These pictures are from our Saturday trip to David Crockett State Park in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, just about 40 miles up the road, or as we say in Alabama, “up the road a piece.”

David Crockett 1 2013

David Crockett 2 2013

David Crockett 3 2013

David Crockett 4 2013

David Crockett 5 2013

These trees will soon all be bare branches, and I love those too.

You can find the above painting and others in this series in my Etsy shop.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2013 6:55 am

    Ohhh! How beautiful! Nature’s pallet is the most beautiful of all – thanks for sharing.

    • November 5, 2013 9:17 am

      It truly is, Shirley! Sitting here at my desk right now, I can see that maple tree with the yellow leaves framed by my window. It’s a joy.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    November 5, 2013 7:14 am

    my kina pics just beautiful thanks for sharing margaret

  3. Maria permalink
    November 5, 2013 7:31 am

    Wonderful tree colours! And I really love the painting as well! 🙂

  4. patqu permalink
    November 5, 2013 9:20 am

    i love the fall colors and your sharing your visit to the colorful park. Love the fall painting too.

    • November 5, 2013 9:24 am

      Glad you liked them, Pat. You probably know that this is my favorite time of the year. It doesn’t last long at all, and that makes it bittersweet.

  5. November 5, 2013 11:06 am

    What a wonderful moment in time Martha! Your painting captures it all. Beautiful!

    • November 6, 2013 9:10 am

      Thank you, Terrill! Funny thing — that painting was the one I chose from my files that seemed to convey those colors. Right after posting it, I looked in the small-painting storage area right beside my chair and there it was right in the front!

  6. November 5, 2013 11:12 am

    beautiful photos, this has been a great year for fall color, very inspiring especially for artists who tap int0 nature for inspiration.

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