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Autumn Already?

Yes, it’s fall, and I’m enjoying it.  Today was a crisp, bright day, with a sapphire sky.  I went to the local farmer’s market.  Apple and pears abounded-not to mention pumpkins. No, I’m not talking about my cat again.  I’m talking about the raw materials for jack-o-lanterns.

My very first autumn picture in colored pencil is this:  Autumn Song.

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Didn’t have the best of cameras when I did it. Or rather, photographed it.

And October Fruit Loops, for, why not?

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Or this:

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And this little nameless one:

 

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I used to hate fall.  It meant back to school, and the doorway into winter.  The ugly yellow of school busses was more dismal than ever.  Not to talk about the rain!  Okay, I will anyway.

But now I don’t  mind an occasional fall rain.  The purple sky clashes beautifully with the orange trees.  With a dash of red to tie it together.

(Please, Powers that Be, notice I said an OCCASIONAL fall rain)

So, my  latest, but not so greatest:  This is a little one, still nameless.

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What I do like about it is the little figure in a raincoat scurrying by.  My first try with that image was in a larger version of the rainbow drawing.  It came out awful.   Yes, offal.

But this makes me think that possibly or a least in the realm of possibilities, a good full sized drawing.  It better be good, I have one sheet of paper left until my next paycheck.  Gratefully, that’s coming up this Friday.  Thank God, for the day job.

 

Oh, yeah…and this one.

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October Fruit Loops

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but my autumn landscape has been finished for a while.  I like it..wasn’t sure if I did.  But that’s an artist’s constant conflict, so no matter.

I looked at it, and what came to mind is a bowl of Fruit Loops, my secret passion.  So, here it is: October Fruit Loops.

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Yummy!

Where have I been all this time?  Mostly working the day job, but I’ve made some new friends and new connections.

November is always my worst, most depressing month.  For my next drawing, I was going to do something called “Making Peace with November” but didn’t have a clue how that concept would interpret itself in a drawing.  Well, November is almost here, I’m not depressed so, to heck with it.

As often happens with an artist I saw something that just stuck…a tranquil and healing image I’d like to explore.  So once I get over this hullabalo of short handedness and sales at the store…..I’m going to work on it.

So if I don’t post before then…..Happy Halloween!

I’m in the Mood for Fall….

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:

 

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Its resolution isn’t good enough for publication.

So, with next year in mind, I bring you “Last One Standing’, the sketch.

 

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