Another variation on time passing and the drift through seasons, this time floating us from late summer into fall. Working on this painting, I wanted to emphasize strong movement from the upper left to the lower right. I increased the subtle rippling to give a sense of movement across the water, and added leaves dancing and landing on the water’s surface to bring in a more three-dimensional feeling of space and time. The reflected cumulus clouds imply movement overhead. Details below. Enjoy!
Technical painting notes: Painting the transition between seasons allows for a more varied palette of colors. Working with all the warm tones of fall, I needed to add some cool reds for balance. Fortunately for this realist, nature doth provide.