So, I’ve been working…okay, intermittently working on this drawing. I was rapt about the possibilities I could use to render the abstract shapes in the leaves. I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed doing this picture. No doldrums, no boredom, I was on a roll. But all good things (and yes, bad things) come to an end. And so I’ve completed this yet nameless drawing. I’m hoping for the light to break through to my mind with the title, the way the light breaks through the trees.
If only I could add the sound of hot weather insects….
Most of autumn I hate. It’s the rain-soaked doorstep to winter. Bare trees, cold weather, and the beginning of the most stressful time of year for many folk…the Holidays, with a capital H. As in Hell.
But there is a little sliver in time between the end of the summer weather, and the really dark days as we approach the shortest day of the year.
October. Beautifully colored trees, fresh ripe apples, and the accompanying cider. Not to mention Halloween. I really envy those kids trick or treating. Not that I want the candy, but I would like to break loose and run all over the neighborhood in some kind of scary costume.
I’ve been putting together a calendar of my work, and noticed I didn’t have many fall pix: Just this from a while ago:
Its resolution isn’t good enough for publication.
So, with next year in mind, I bring you “Last One Standing’, the sketch.