I’m taking a little detour away from the horses temporarily, in order to explore a landscape. I was forced to take an actual detour on my way home one day last fall, and along the way I discovered a little creek apparently flaming in autumn gold. I won’t show you my original photo for comparison because I’m not attempting to do a realistic version of it. This little (5″ x 7″, as usual!) watercolor on Aquabord™ is a study for perhaps a large oil painting on canvas.
It reminds me in a way of another of my creek watercolors (I have a lot of them!) from a trip to Ohio. This one is much later in autumn–Thanksgiving week in fact– so no gold but lots of luscious violet and green–this one did become an oil painting.
Both sketches are available; Conkles Hollow (7″ x 10″) is $100 unframed, $200 framed in solid maple, and Orange Float is $50 (Aquabords don’t need to be framed–another reason I like them so much). If you’re a fan of waterways you can see a collection of them on my website, www.allifarkas.com