It’s official, the seasons are changing. With the temperature gradually dropping, although it may feel a sudden change, Autumn is finally here! It’s a treat to see the leaves slowly changing colour to those magnificent red and orange hues we associate with October and it’s wonderful to create some paintings with these colours incorporated.
To celebrate this time of year, I would love to share some of my more Autumnal images that I have created, hopefully these will inspire you to get outdoors and enjoy the stunning sunsets and golden light we receive in the early evenings.
The strong splashes of Autumn colours abound Arley Arboretum here, creating a breath-taking thick carpet of crisp golden, rust coloured leaves. Every intricate dotted brushstroke of yellow, orange and red watercolour paint has been created by a delicate brush and a delicate hand. I haven’t flicked or sprayed the paint onto the paper. Instead I controlled the brushstrokes of paint, which requires a great amount of concentration. To find out more about how I created this piece, take a look at my painting blog.
Here in Shropshire, we are very fortunate to live on a ridge and see some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. I was always particularly struck by seeing the sunset through a silhouette of our Ash trees. It really brought the sunset to life. I loved the delicate swirling leaves, dancing across the warm vibrant orange sky. In my painting blog, I give detail and information on how I used very wet washes to build up the stunning reds and orange colours to create this painting.
This painting; Wrekin in Evening Sunlight was inspired by the view I saw on an evening stroll. It was a warm Autumn evening and the sun was setting over the Clees. When I noticed the landscape had a warm orange glow. The Autumn trees appeared to be vibrant orange cotton balls, standing out on the darkening landscape. This painting started out with warm yellow washes across the paper which built up to produce these stunning golden Autumnal colours. In my painting blog I explain how I painted Wrekin in the Evening Sunlight.
Autumn is also a wonderful time to get snuggly and embrace the warmth of your home especially with the nights’ drawing in rather rapidly. It is also the perfect time to make a change in your home décor to suit this season change. Having new artwork to display on your walls will impress friends and family, they will also certainly be a delightful talking point. You can purchase any of my Autumnal scenes for your home through my online shop, some are available as original watercolour paintings and the giclée prints are available starting at £39.99. Alternatively, if you have one special place that you adore, why not commission me to paint a wonderful autumnal scene for you? I appreciate stunning landscapes and I would love to find out more about your special place. Find out more information about my bespoke landscape commissions here.