Falling Leaves

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The sky is free of the grey smoke and the air ash-free from the Northern California wildfires.  After weeks of being cooped up inside and eager to feel the outdoors again, we decided to go on a Sunday drive to one of our favourite local haunts looking for autumn colours.

What we found, however, was a grim sight.  Instead of trees blooming with ruby red and golden yellow leaves, we found burnt, straw-yellow leaves still clinging on to charred black trees.  There were utility trucks everywhere, taking those trees down before another incoming red alert or high fire danger last Sunday.

 

 

 

This saddened me so much that after coming back home,  I went through my photos and sketchbooks for signs of autumn.  These photos were taken a few years back before the continuous wildfires started.

 

 

Autumn Red Leaf art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

 

Capturing one of the leaves in my sketchbook as Autumn Red.

 

 

Autumn Yellow Maple Leaf art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

 

I spotted autumn colours as early as August that year.   Autumn Yellow Maple was another painting of a found leaf.

 

 

Falling Autumn Leaves art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

 

I love being outside in the rain.  Last year, during one such afternoon of raking leaves, I picked up a few treasures.

 

 

Falling Autumn Leaves art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

 

Afterwards, I promptly drew them in my sketchbook.

 

 

Falling Autumn Leaves art print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

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Falling Leaves will always be special to me, painted in my new atelier surrounded by the ones I love.

 

For a  celebration of autumn, I have created a category called Autumn Inspired in my shop.  You will find prints, cards and quilt patterns there, including these prints.  The Autumn Sale is still going on for a few more days, ending on October 31st.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

My wrist continues to heal, but it is still in a splint.  Thank you for being so patient with my delayed replies and visit backs.  

 

No matter what it has been like for you during the current times, I hope you are taking a little time to enjoy the outdoors.  It is a precious thing that we often take for granted.

 

Until next time,
-Soma

 

I am linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page. Please pay a visit to some of them.  They are a wonderful bunch!

 

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Hay Bales Of Aberdeenshire And Autumn Sale

Hay Bales Of Aberdeenshire Scotland Art Print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

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Over the last few years, while travelling in Europe during autumn, I have come to love a few landscape features.  Living in a country where hay bales are mostly of plain square shape and stacked up high on top of each other, I am always on the lookout for the round ones when driving through the European countryside.

 

 

 

During our last road trip through Scotland, I took a few reference photos of hay bales for painting.

 

 

Hay Bales Of Aberdeenshire Scotland Art Print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

Aside from the round shape of the hay bales, I also love the shadows they cast, as well as the tracks and grooves in the fields.

 

 

Hay Bales Of Aberdeenshire Scotland Art Print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

After coming back home,  I started drawing one of the landscapes from Aberdeenshire featuring hay bales on the fields.  Once I was happy with the composition, I got to painting.

 

 

Hay Bales Of Aberdeenshire Scotland Art Print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

I chose oil to paint the landscape. 

 

 

Hay Bales Of Aberdeenshire Scotland Art Print InkTorrents Graphics Soma Acharya

 

I love impressionist/post-impressionist style oil painting, Monet and Van Gogh being my favourites.  I painted the field in that style using  similar small, soft brush strokes, which I find very calming.

 

 

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I had a marvelous time painting the warm, rich colours of hay bales against the woods and the deep blue sky with floating clouds from one of my favourite places in the world.

 

Hay Bales Of Aberdeenshire is now available in my shop as prints and cards.

 

Autumn Sale

 

As October is my favourite month,  I have a sale running until Oct. 31st –

Use coupon code Autumn10 for 10% off on orders of $10 and up

Use coupon code Autumn15 for 15% off on orders of $15 and up

Please feel free to browse shop and let me know if you need anything.  Free US shipping and I ship internationally too.

 

A little note – My right hand is currently in a splint to heal a wrist fracture, so I am unable to type at my usual speed.  Please allow me a little extra time for replies.

 

Whilst I am at home, I am taking this opportunity to go on virtual journeys through my travel photos and paintings.  Hope you enjoyed them too.

 

Until next time,
-Soma

 

I am linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page. Please pay a visit to some of them.  I have joined a few new ones recently and they are a wonderful bunch!

 

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