You may have noticed that all my curated art posts recently have been autumn themed. Its actually all the same collection, on Society6, that I’ve been adding to every week. I wish I could buy them all, but I just don’t have enough wall space.
Here are this week’s picks, and check out the whole collection here.
I’m in full fall mode, loving all the beautiful colors of autumn: oranges, reds, yellows, golds, and browns. I’m also impatiently awaiting my annual fall foliage pilgrimage. Until then, here are some more beautiful artworks to my Autumn Collection that I created on Society6.
I’m still loving everything fall, and most likely will be right up through Thanksgiving. So for this week’s curated collection I chose some beautiful, autumn artworks, all found on Society 6.
Here is a recently completed sketch of a maple leaf.
I started with just a rough outline, first in pencil, then traced in pen.
I added color using water color paints. I usually like to use markers, but I really wanted something soft and more blendable here.I’ve started building up and darkening the lines. I had some trouble with this. My favorite sakura pens weren’t working very well. I think maybe because I used a mixed media paper that the paint didn’t really soak into? I don’t usually use paints. Instead I used a gel pen, I had no problems working over the paint, but I feel like the lines aren’t as clean as I would like. Its hard to tell on the computer screen, and really, it won’t bother anyone but me.
The finished piece. Overall, I’m pretty happy with this, and I’ve started a digital illustration of this same design, which I plan to have finished in the next few weeks.
Its September 1, that means it is the beginning of fall! My favorite season. Yes, I do know that the official start of fall isn’t for another 3 weeks, but I just love it too much to wait. So, here is a beautiful collection of Autumn Leaves artworks I found on Society 6
What are your favorite fall activities?
This is a photo I took in October 2015, at Hanging Rock State Park, here in North Carolina. I had a great day, taking a few short hikes with Panzer and Sasha, but I wasn’t very happy with my photos. I had intended to photograph the waterfalls surrounded by autumn foliage, but nature just wasn’t cooperating. The leaves were not at peak color yet and I’m not sure if it would have made much of a difference anyways, the rhodadendrons around the falls would have stayed green. But I was so proud of myself for using a long exposure to give the water that beautiful gauzy effect. And its a very pretty waterfall and I was happy with the compostition, just not the colors. It took me over a year to settle on the obvious solution, change it to black and white. And now I love it!
I’m not sure “Hidden Falls” is the best name for this waterfall. There is a very clearly marked, relatively easy trail from the parking lot to the river.