6 x 8 in.
Technically this painting was completed in two separate days, with almost one year separating those days. That is a seriously long process for a 'daily painting' ;)
Last year around this time I went to visit my mom in Ashland, Oregon. The trees were just starting to turn and the colors, OH! simply amazing. The color combinations of fall inspire me every time. So I set out to capture them in a painting and for some reason I wasn't able to finish it in a day like I usually do. One thing lead to another and the painting was set aside, through Winter, then Spring, then Summer...I kept looking at it wanting to finish it, but realized that to encompass the feeling I wanted to express, it was just going to have to wait until Fall rolled around again to be completed.
The irony is that I finished it today on what could quite possibly be the hottest day ever here in Los Angeles. At least according to our outdoor thermometer, and my intense feeling of lethargy, it is. We have no air conditioning in our house, which is usually fine except on the rare days like today where we become incredibly appreciative of fans and ice cold water. Regardless, fall was in the air a few days ago and will inevitably be returning soon. I for one, cannot wait for it's return, and I have to say I am feeling especially excited about this season this year.