I didn’t get to post a collection of artwork this weekend, because I was out of town visiting family near Boston. So, a few days late, here are my picks of beautiful, autumn themed artwork.
This week, I’m loving gorgeous bright reds. See the whole collection here, on Society6.
Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, VA, January 2013
I’m really happy with this new illustration, of a maple leaf, that I finished. This all began with the silver maple tree in my yard, I love the shape and detail of the leaves, so I started drawing one in my sketchbook last fall, but didn’t finish it until last month, which you can see in this blog post of my sketchbook. Then I used my sketch as a basis for a digital illustration.
Now I’m contemplating a pair of these leggings created with my artwork on society6. Shameless self promotion aside (although I really might get these leggings), there are a ton of great artists on society6, if you haven’t checked them out you should. And the artwork is available on a bunch of items, including wall tapestries, cell phone cases, and t shirts. So far, the only item of purchased is a tote bag. I’m happy with the quality of it, nothing special, just a canvas bag with handles, but its been on several trips to the farmers market and days at the beach.
Still LOVING autumn, and all its inspired artworks! Here are some lovely pieces found on Society6. See the whole collection here.
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, October 2015
Check out these artworks and more in my Autumn Collection on Society6!
Craggy Gardens, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, October 2016
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.
Blue Ridge Mountains, NC, October 2016
I might not be able to take pictures of fall foliage quite yet, but I did get to climb a lighthouse this weekend, on the Cape Lookout National Seashore.
The lighthouse and keeper’s residence.
It was 207 steps to reach the top, and my legs definitely felt it, but this amazing view was worth the effort! Seeing the Outer Banks from this vantage point makes you realize that the islands really are just a narrow strip of land, an overgrown sandbar really, less than half a mile wide in most places.
Looking North along the South Core Banks. Looking East towards the Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.There is no bridge to this part of the Outer Banks, so you have to take a boat to get there. Not only is it a beautiful ride, but also it makes the islands pretty empty. You might have to hike a little, but even on a “busy” day you can find a patch of solitude.
Shackleford Banks, viewed from the ferry, not the top of the lighthouse.