OK haha - I barely got this one posted on auction last night! Technically a day behind schedule as it was after midnight. Not to mention, a detail image somehow came up as the main image on my listing and I didn't have enough fuel left in the tank to revise it. Anyway, did it first thing this morning so all is good...
The blog postings are already off by a day so that's not a big deal, according to me, since I'm my own boss. That is one of the benefits of being a self-employed artist - you get to decide what you do and when you do it, as long as you don't put in less than 16 hours a day! You also have complete freedom to take on huge projects like A-Painting-a-Day.
For today's painting, I turned to one of my most popular themes, the fall foliage. I love the autumn, it's one of my favorite times of the year, and I especially love painting the fall colors.
What some people who follow my work closely might notice is that, even though I like to return to most of my themes and subjects regularly, I usually try to come up with a different take on it. For today's painting I used a palette that I haven't dabbled much with in the past. In the end it comes out to a blend of rusts and dark rusts, orange and yellow - and I think it worked well, if I can say so myself!
The title of the painting comes from one of my favorite poems for fall, called "Autumn" by the Canadian poet, Bliss Carman. This is a part of it:
A scent of wild grapes fills the racy air, Comes Autumn with her sunburnt caravan, Like a long gypsy train with trappings gay And tattered colors of the Orient,
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