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(
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!