Been going on the most gorgeous walks lately. The foliage is finally starting to peak here. I just love fall. The colors and sky are amazing. Just wish it lasted longer!
Even though I left summer kicking and screaming (the pool, the beach-over...WEEP!) I have always loved fall. Been taking so many long walks since September and love looking at the constantly changing skies. Dramatic grays against the fiery reds and oranges of the trees. Came back to my studio and created this from my imagination.
One of the most beautiful treasures in Montclair is the Avis Campbell Gardens. I go there all year long and there is always something different blooming each season (except winter). It's tucked away and I love to see when people first stumble upon it. Absolutely gorgeous. I went Friday with my watercolor class and it was so nice to paint outside with nothing but chirping birds and the sound of the water fountain babbling away...Sure beats sitting in front of my computer!
My parents visited this past week so I spent a lot of time walking in the park with my dad each morning. From turtles, geese, cardinals, ducks and egrets to every assortment of dog I was in critter heaven. And then there was just the sheer beauty of spring unfolding everywhere.
Labor Day is just around the corner. This is a sketch from a book idea I've tinkered with this summer. It was fun to draw a crowd of felines heading off to work.