Friday, September 3, 2010

Impending Fall

The weather turned from 90's to 70's for the upcoming weekend.  My flowers are fading and I have replaced most of my potted plants with mums.  I've continued working on the field of daisies and once again I find myself on hold trying to decide where to go next with the painting.  When I find myself at that point I frequently move the painting to different locations around my house to help figure out what can be done to improve it.  So far, it's been in the kitchen, the upstairs hall, the spare bedroom, and outside on the porch (for a quick snapshot).  If any of you have suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

Onto the issue of cooler weather.....
Fall is not my favorite season, however I do anticipate the wondrous colors nature has to offer in the leaves, mums, pumpkins, and corn fields.   It's a painters dream.  The painting above is the beginnings of a piece I've referenced from a photo I took of my oldest son pulling a wagon of cornstalks at my Grandma's house in Lancaster, Ohio several years ago.  A typical rustic fall scene in the country.  I have a feeling a certain "anonymous" viewer will have a comment for this one, but I won't name names.


  1. On Daisies Gretchen: the back flowers are probably done; the front ones need some volume I think. I bet you already see it. It will pop the flowers on the front towards the viewer and it will make the painting 3D.

    I can't wait to see the wagon painting finishes. I already love it by default.

    Thank you,

  2. Irina....thank you for your comment. I did feel like the flowers in the back were looking good, but couldn't quite put my finger on what was missing. Thank you much! And I am very excited to continue working on the wagon/cornstalk painting, but I will try to take my time on it so I don't wreck it.

  3. Both these paintings are so delicate and wonderful.

  4. Asit....thank you very much for your kind compliment.

  5. ......already in tears seeing your newest painting for Fall.........sooo genuine and heart warming.....LOVE IT.....

  6. Nice wrok...:) You have a lovely delicate touch...the fall wagon painting I think touches all of us who have ever experienced a midwest fall...very special indeed! :)

    Your daises are bright and light...more volume may just be the key as Irina mentioned...:)



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