October can certainly have a gray forecast, but every tree does its best to refute such a report. In fact, I find the colors even richer on a slightly gray day. This painting, with its view both into the water and across the water, is evidence of the pleasures to be found under an overcast sky. It is also a reminder, perhaps, to slow down and enjoy the pattern of falling leaves floating then sinking under the water’s surface.
The painting was built up in layers, using primarily transparent pigments (including, but not limited to, napthol red, transparent gold oxide, transparent red oxide, zinc yellow, sap green, dioxazine violet, ultramarine blue). As usual, I used very soft brushes to drag and blend color. Details from the painting are below.