I have been painting a lot of forest scenes recently. It occurred to me that this is a pattern I have followed for a few years in the fall. The low sun this time of year is beautiful and haunting. It drives home the temporary quality of our existence.
I am continuing some autumnal forest paintings in the studio. I have four of these pieces in the works. After immersing myself into this I will be switch to some much larger panels, 30”x30”.
I am starting on a series of autumnal forest paintings. This time of year as the daylight fades and the sun hangs low, I feel it in so many ways. The beauty shifts and there is that reminder of days passing and time slipping away. I am leaning into the beauty of the hours.
Drawing inspiration from the low autumn sun. This time of year can bring a sense of melancholy. I also get excited for the massive hours of studio time ahead. I am leaning into the season and finding some magic for my work.
A scene from my studio with a new painting on the easel. I always loved this Damien Jurado song as well…
This painting truly has a haunting feeling in person. Part of a series I am working on inspired by the lake shore and the season.
This small painting just sold through Grand Bohemian Gallery in St Augustine, Florida. This was a painting I did last Fall. I find myself again, this year, painting forest scenes in intense autumn sunlight. Clearly this time of year that low sun brings inspiration.
Another painting in my ongoing series of 12” squares. It has been a nice break working at this modest scale.
Morning light shining through the fall leaves, hard not to love such a delight. I was greeted with fresh snow this morning, winter is eager.
I have been painting some of the local colors I see on my early morning hikes. Now it seems that winter has snuck in. This morning I will see if the trail is treacherous. No doubt there will be some winter imagery in the future.