Friday, October 28, 2011

The last of Autumn Colours


Just a few days ago our cozy little town was graced with a dumping of snow for the first time this season.  OK, maybe not so gracefully, but it sure was amazing.  I still remember sitting against the glass window of a local coffee shop watching it softly tumble down.  So incredibly magical!

As it continued yesterday, it felt like I was making my way around inside this giant snow globe.  Absolutely amazing but this also means that as the snow melts over the next few days the last of the beautiful coloured leaves will be gone.  What a short Autumn!

Anyway, last weekend I painted the above picture, simply experimenting with mixing colours, trying to find a balance with making them a bit more bold than what I usually do.  Although not really my style, I do like the results.  Who knew playing around in paints could actually be fun! Hee  Kind of like playing the game "Twister" and not knowing who/what is going to end up where in the end.  Oh yeah! :)

Happy weekend everyone!

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  1. Sophie! Happy PPF! I knew I would find some special items here .. as usual. I love coming to visit you. YOu have inspired me so much! I bought Miss Potter and have watched it a few times. I am going to try to create some of her work too. (thank you for sharing.). I am enjoying your painting u painted at the coffee shop. I love bright colors so it is fun for me to see this. I also love your sock Monkey here on the side bar.. I am just smiling.
    Prayers for your healing with your Daddy..
    I understand.♥ Darlene

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  2. Loving the bold colours. Snow already wow, think I've got a while to wait yet thanks for sharing, happy PPF xx

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  3. This is lovely. The bright colours are really cheery and it's great to try something new. Art is fab in that way - we can play about and have fun and sometimes we find something that we love and really works.

    Have a great day and I hope there are some autumn leaves left when the snow thaws. Can't believe I am hearing about snow already. The sun is shining here, albeit a bit nippy, but the thought of snow feels wrong.

    Take care x

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  4. I love your new style of painting Sophia.....it's so different.
    SNOW !!!!....we are just into Autumn and I don't even want to think about snow, even though it is so pretty and, as you say, magical.
    Keep warm and keep painting. XXXX

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  5. Oh this is awesome ~ something about the colors and look of your brush strokes ~ Lovely! ~ Not ready for snow but you sure made it sound delightful! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  6. Beautiful card, Sophia! My husband was out your way and sent us photos of some gorgeous snow covered trees. I'm not ready for the cold!

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  7. Snow!? Wowzie... still pretty autumn leaves here thank goodness. I'm not ready for snow yet.

    Lovely colours in your painting - just like what I'm seeing out of my window now.

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  8. I guess I quite complaining about the frost on the windows. Snow oh my!

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  9. WOWee!! best yet ! Rock On sweet pea !!

    It's so true the more you do the better you get & there's no such thing as a mistake.

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  10. Love those bright happy colors.
    Snow?! wow, too early for that. Course we don't have to worry about that here in Arizona.

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  11. wow, I love the strong colours you've used. It's lovely. Snow? Nooo too early.

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  12. your so lucky to live in a cozy little town...it's the perfect time of year for coziness!
    LOVE the trees, here to!

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  13. A beautiful vibrant autumn tree! Gorgeous!

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  14. I love the painting you did!! Great colors! Snow?? wow, that is early! I love snow ;o)

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  15. Sophia,
    I love this! Your colors are wonderfully appealing and there is a looseness that feels dreamy to me. Hearing of your snow brings back so many memories. Sweet.

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  16. Your tree is awesome. Love the colors. No snow here but I hear it snowed in Arizona. :) Take care. Nice job.

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  17. What a wonderful painting. Love the colours - so beautiful!! Happy PPF!

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  18. Reminded me of home. Thank you. Please have a good weekend.

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  19. snow already... that would do my head in big time... sad you will have lost the autumn leaves though... great painting though and at least you have captured them in paint... happy PPF xx

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  20. Such a pretty painting, I love the colors.

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  21. The bright, vibrant colors look beautiful.

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  22. Wonderful painting...love the colors of fall.

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  23. Very pretty!! Happy ppf!!
    Snow so soon, wow!!


    Hugs Giggles

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  24. This is beautiful, I love the colours and the composition. Happy PPF!

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  25. How gorgeous is that now!!! You have grown in all your artistic ways.

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  26. Wonderful autumn colors!

    And I love your analogy of playing with paint and Twister! :)

    Stay warm and
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  27. My favorite thing about watercolor is the unpredictable aspect. Every painting starts out as a mystery for me.

    I love this piece, all the bright colors are just magical.

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  28. beautiful, vibrant colors! i am soooo not ready for autumn to be over... especially if it brings snow! great job of capturing the beautiful hues.

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  29. I love what you have so far! Keep at it and enjoy the journey trying new things. Happy PPF!

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  30. such soft dreamy colors, you represented the mood perfectly

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  31. oh this is one of my all time favorites Sophia!!!! I love Autumn colour!!!! beautiful piece

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  32. Oh this is gorgeous, such vibrant colors, and I love how you did your trunks! Awesome painting! Deb

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  33. Lovely little painting! snow, oh my word!

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  34. We had a very late autumn in Massachusetts and then this very early snow. I don't ever remember in my 44 years seeing fall colors against the white snow - it was beautiful and strange. I love the way your leaves pop out of that lovely blue background. I love when something good comes from experimentation!

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  35. I do like the picture. . . good at playing around with paints. Explaining about the snow globe, I like that 'positive' analogy. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  36. Colourful indeed! Lovely.
    Loved the giant snowglobe image you painted with your words. :)

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