Tag Archives: AUTUMN

Misty October Mornings

Some of my favorite photos have been found unexpectedly, when I’ve chanced upon a natural circumstance and happened to have my camera. So it was with this misty October morning walk to the grocery store. I dropped my car off for inspection at a station just blocks from my house and took a walk from […]

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Birches 2, Radiance, ink with watercolor washes

I remember, after I’d spent two weeks on the ink drawing that is the basis of this work, holding a wet brush full of yellow watercolor, not sure it was the right thing to do, and absolutely sure I’d screw it up if painted it in. I’m so glad I took the chance. We have […]

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October Nature Desktop Calendar: Birches 1, Autumn Showers

From the time I met the paper birch in our front yard I have always been attracted to the delicately detailed white bark of birch trees which seemed to emit its own faint light in any season. Here, in the darkness of the woods, the grouping of white trunks looks like a crowd clustered for […]

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View from Beechwood, A LIttle Time Capsule

This painting may look like a recent Carnegie scene but it goes way back. I was just out of college and painted it long before I’d decided to devote  part of my career to art, and I marvel that I created this when I did, in 1983. We’ve had a very rainy October and very […]

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Birches 2, Radiance, ink and watercolor

I remember, after I’d spent two weeks on the ink drawing that is the basis of this work, holding a wet brush full of yellow watercolor, not sure it was the right thing to do, and absolutely sure I’d screw it up if painted it in. I’m so glad I took the chance. We have […]

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My Studio Window in Autumn

All the years I’ve been here I’ve loved my time in my studio, which was also once my foster room. I often remark how my cats enjoy spending time with me in my studio because they sense my own enjoyment of what I’m doing, and for frightened fosters not only can they sense that but […]

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Don’t Miss the Show

The leaves are coloring more each day, it was frosty last night but today it’s sunny and will be a little warmer than the last few days. It’s the perfect time to hit the trail to slow down and see the show that nature produces each year, absolutely free. See that little patch of sun […]

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Autumn Showers, the Magic of Birches

Near me, the leaves are beginning to change color in earnest, and autumn rain has been falling. In this experimental oil pastel from 2000, using oil pastels with turpentine to soften and blend them, I tried my best to capture that sense of the blazing white trunks and leaves against the woods darkened by overcast […]

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Allegheny River Reflections

This is a view of the Allegheny River in Western Pennsylvania, seen from Tarentum. I took a quick walk through the park along the river on a beautiful autumn day and took as many photos as I could. The hill is very high and steep behind this row of trees and otherwise the hill comes […]

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Red

Individual leaves of Virginia Creeper are beginning to turn its characteristic bright, warm red here and there. It’s considered a weed, but I find it essential to the autumn landscape because no other leaves are the same brilliance, and the berries feed birds and wildlife all winter. Sometimes the scene is just visually stunning, especially […]

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