There are so many interesting painting challenges on the web these days! Over at Different Strokes From Different Folks the current challenge is cupcakes. The Virtual Paintout is touring Lisbon this month. Painting at About.com has “miniature paintings” as the September challenge. That last one is where I entered the autumn painting on the left.
Our weather is slowly tipping into autumn (not that we had much of a summery summer this year), with cooler nights, foggy mornings and that crispness in the afternoon. The scene in the painting is a little farther along into the season than we currently are. Autumn is my favourite time of the year, and I’m looking forward to the smells and colours ahead. Woodsmoke, gold and red leaves, pumpkins, harvest moons….