As I sit here in my cozy, blanket-wrapped nook, sipping on a steaming cup of pumpkin spice latte, I can’t help but feel a sense of magic in the air. It’s that time again, my friends, when Mother Nature dons her most breathtaking ensemble, painting the world in a symphony of vibrant hues. Yes, I’m talking about the fleeting beauty of fall colors.
There’s something truly enchanting about the way the leaves transform from lush greens to fiery reds, burnt oranges, and golden yellows. It’s as if the trees themselves are putting on a grand show before gracefully shedding their garments and embracing the cold winter ahead.
Walking through a forest ablaze with fall colors is like stepping into a dreamscape. Each step crunches beneath your feet, a satisfying reminder that nature is in constant motion. The cool breeze carries the scent of damp earth and decaying leaves, mingling with the fragrance of bonfires and pumpkin pies. It’s a sensory feast that fills your heart and lungs with a simultaneous feeling of calm and invigoration.
As an artist, I find myself irresistibly drawn to capturing the essence of autumn, the rich hues of rusted reds and burnt umbers. Embracing the beauty of fall colors, knowing that soon they will fade into a monochrome landscape.
But it’s not just the visual beauty that captivates me; it’s the emotions that these colors evoke. When I gaze at a painting adorned with the vibrant palette of fall, I feel a tug at my heartstrings, a nostalgic longing for days gone by. It’s as if the colors themselves hold memories and stories, whispering ancient tales of harvest festivals, cozy evenings by the fire, and long walks through the woods.
Fall colors have a way of making us feel connected to something greater than ourselves. They remind us of the cyclical nature of life, of the constant ebb and flow of seasons. They teach us to embrace change, to let go of what no longer serves us, and to find beauty in impermanence.
In art, fall colors can evoke a sense of warmth, comfort, and familiarity. They can transport us to a simpler time, when life was slower-paced and filled with simple pleasures. They ignite our imagination and inspire us to create, to bring a piece of this fleeting beauty into our own lives.
So next time you find yourself surrounded by the ephemeral beauty of fall colors, take a moment to pause and soak it all in. Let yourself be transported to a place of wonder and awe. And if you’re feeling inspired, pick up a paintbrush, a camera, or even just a pen, and capture that moment of fleeting beauty. Because in doing so, you’ll not only create a piece of art but also a lasting memory of the magic that lies within the changing seasons.
Color is such an exciting thing to me. I love watercolors, acrylics, pen and ink. My favorite watercolors are Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors and can be acquired HERE. (I do receive a commission if you choose to purchase by that link)
Also don’t forget to enter to win my mini landscape – drawing at the end of Thanksgiving weekend.
Just send me your name and email, plus forward to a friend and you are entered!
”Art As I See It” is a column by Barbara Mosher In which she provides her insight on the world of art, including thought-inducing commentary, the process of art, and to showcase artists.
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