My favorite weather geek has predicted record low temperatures for the New River Valley in the THIRTIES for Wednesday. Sounds like nature’s fall preview has begun. I like the little hints that summer is winding down and Autumn is preparing to take her place.
I used Opera Rose, New Gamboge and Permanent Sap Green watercolors to paint a cluster of berries. The berries of the Ash remind me of little pumpkins. I think these colors will be often on my palette this Fall.
With this trio I can paint pumpkins, bittersweet, yellow cone flowers, gourds and lots of beautiful fall leaves!
I especially love New Gamboge. Its a beautiful color that adds a special glow to yellows of Autumn. Even though the trees are still lush with green leaves, the Walnuts have already begun to shed some yellow onto the lawn where a turkey has added its own decoration of a down feather.
While I savor the flowers of summer, the harvest from the garden and the hummingbirds preparing for their migration, I’ll also enjoy the Fall Preview of a glorious new season.
Enjoy the day!