Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Last of Autumn

This past year has been a year of transition.
Many changes have taken place, and I have felt like I have shed many layers.  

I watched a beautiful autumn come and go in the mid-west in a state of quiet transition.
Much like other elements of my life, my art has transitioned as well

I find myself wanting to shut down my own expectations and focus in on the creative elements of flow and joy.  By doing this, I have found my desire to learn, to be the student, has grown.

The colder months keep me inside more, so I spend less time scribbling in my sketchbook and more time using it as a tool of exploration and study.

I continue to love my unique combination of watercolor and watercolor pencils, and I shed the need for excessive pen and ink.

And as always, nature is my muse.

I captured a picture of the last autumn leaves from a tree that sits outside my kitchen window recently.  I spent many gentle hours immersed in the nuance of its color.  

They're all gone now, and the tree is asleep for the winter.

This is watercolor and watercolor pencil in a Stillman & Birn "Zeta" series sketchbook.

Wishing you is for a peaceful week. Thanks for stopping by. xx