Thursday, October 11, 2012

No More Denial

10/8/12 Lamy fountain pen, Platinum Carbon ink, watercolor, Stillman & Birn
There’s no more denying it: Fall is here. I’ve been dreading the end of summer since mid-September, but the truth is, we’ve had one of the most unbelievably spectacular late-summer-through-early-autumns in years – temperatures in the 70s, sunshine and clear blue skies daily, and a nearly-record-breaking run of rainless days. Who could complain (although we soon will)?
On the last beautiful day before the clouds-threatening-rain came in, I stopped by at Green Lake late in the afternoon to sketch this stand of maples wearing every variation of green, yellow, orange, red and mauve, trying to catch the sun slanting low on the very tops of the tallest trees.

1 comment:

  1. It's well and truly over. It was raining when I first looked outside today at 0630. The maples are gorgeous, though. Nice sketch with the colorful trees contrasting with the gray sky.


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