Friday, November 4, 2016

Full moon and Autumn's passing......

My painting this week for Paint Party Friday is of August's full moon from the dock at Esperanza, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  The work measures 8 x 11 and is done using Cobalt blue, Payne's gray, Hooker's green and a touch of Burnt Sienna. There are about 10 layers of wash over the paper and I could keep going, but have chosen to call it good.  Esperanza is pretty far North on Vancouver Island, and the full moon lit up the sky in a bright blue which reflected on the water.
"Moon over the water"
Below are several pictures taken this past week here at home. This one from the road looking back up the driveway towards the house.
And, a photo taken from the house towards the street.
This red maple grows in our backyard and is pretty in all seasons. It has lost many of the leaves already.

This little dogwood grows along our driveway.

The leaves are quickly falling.  Sometimes it looks like it is snowing(raining) leaves.
Carpets of leaves are around each of our many trees. In Oregon we have many varieties of evergreen trees so it is nice to have the lovely deciduous scattered here and there to break up the green a bit.
Keep in mind the leaves do have to be dealt with!


We look at the leaf situation as an opportunity to exercise! Good thing, right?
 There have been several beautiful days in the past two weeks and each day this happens we do a little happy dance!
Just in......tonight's sunset! I think this sky promises another nice day tomorrow.
Thursday (Nov. 3rd)

What does Autumn look like in your neighborhood?
My goodness...I've been selected by Paint Party Friday as the featured artist this week!! I'm
honored and surprised! Thank you so much! 


  1. Congrats on being featured at PPF this week. Love your painting of the moon over the water. Autumn here looks more or less like yours, I love the seasonal colours. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. what a beautiful, calming painting. I'd be perfectly happy just sitting in that chair and taking it all in. Gorgeous autumn photos too. It looks pretty much like that in my area of PA right now too- so colorful.
    Congrats on being the "cover girl" at PPF this week too!

  3. well done on getting featured love this week haunting painting

  4. Your painting is really lovely! It makes me want to sit and enjoy. Congrats on being the featured artist for the week, you deserve it.

    I love your driveway, your autumn colors and the beautiful leaves.

    We don't have much of a change in scenery down here for fall in s.e. FL, so seeing your fall loveliness is wonderful.

    Happy Fall and have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  5. Beautiful moon art and I enjoyed your photos!

  6. I like your moon over the water painting. It's so calm, so serene and a wee bit mysterious.

  7. Moon over the Water is beautiful! Love all the seasonal photos from your world.

  8. Your painting is gorgeous! And I love to see photos of the fall leaves. So beautiful.

  9. lovley painting and enjoyed the photographs - happy ppf

  10. Congrats your featured at PPF this weekend; luv the sharing in this post too

    much love...

  11. Extremely delicate, beautiful painting. Lovely!
    Thank you for sharing the great nature photos.
    Happy upcoming week xx

  12. Hello from Vancouver Island! ;D
    I love the mood in your painting with the moon. I can almost hear the stillness of the night.

  13. Your painting is so beautiful. It actually takes me away. Lovely photos too. Here in Florence, Oregon, fall actually brings green lawns. All summer, (two months of it) lawns go dormant and are brown and dry. The fall rains green everything up.

  14. You certainly deserve to be the featured artist! That full moon is beautiful!
    And the leaves are beautiful too!

  15. The wash over the paper before you painted makes your whole painting amazing and so beautiful to me. Blessings, Janet PPF