Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gathering Season

Gathering Season
watercolor
11 x 14 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

I see autumn in our mountains as a season of gathering. Birds are gathering in flocks preparing for migrations to warmer climates. The last harvest is gathered while the leaves turn to shades of red and yellow. And we begin to gather in for family celebrations and to make preparations for the coming winter. I adapted and revived some old bird motifs along with some newly created flower shapes to play with color and pattern in this painting. It is inspired by a view from one of my favorite spots along the Blue Ridge Parkway, not far from my house, called Thunder Hill. 

At their core, the things we really like do not change over time. Putting your house in order is a great way to discover what they are.
~ Marie Kondo ~  The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

2 comments:

Celia Blanco said...

The layers and colors are magnificent, gorgeous work!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

love all th4e colour and all the birds :)

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