full-on colour autumn afternoon walks mean that I often catch marvellously coloured skies colours are warmer, glowier burning brighter inspiring new paintings plants show up surprisingly against a still green backcloth the dahlias are still volcanic in Paul’s garden joining the golden late sunshine keeping our mental toes warm I hope there’s not a frost tonight or it will all be over I have had them indoors and been painting them against the window light. the rosehips and the turquoise ocean bowl by my friend Jan Lewin Cadogan act as counterpoint although the pots in this composition also engage me it’s the flowers that are centre stage. getting the acrylic paint to create the burn, the red light. the pink undercoat helps to make that glow. I just picked some more – another painting to do …. and so ….. another small canvas 12 x 12 inches (30 cm) now I feel a bit addicted to painting dahlias ….. Post navigation tide just on the turnnovember is the real autumn 7 Comments I just love watching how those everyday photographs, stage by stage, become such subtle and beautiful paintings. Together they all make up such a lovely record of landscape and flora (both wild and tame) through the seasons. With thanks Reply lovely insightful comment, thank you so much Margaret Reply Couldnâ€™t be better for me – I only mentioned your pleasing colours last week. I love your word play too – glowier- sums it up beautifully! Reply thanks Biddy, thank you for reading it, and nice comment. I think colour very important to me, and not always the natural colours either Reply It is so interesting to see the build up of the painting, the colours intensifying as you layer them and how such a beautiful painting is created. Lovely! Reply thank you Jan! I think making ceramics has changed how I look at colour and texture Reply Dark and deep the autumn countryside in the changing season, Last vestiges of summer holding on, But nothing can stop the march of the year progressing, All so fast seasons flashing by beyond reason. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.