Saturday, May 19, 2012

"Autumn in the Catskill Mountains" by 30"x40" Oil Painting Connie Tom A Painting a Day Hudson River School New York Landscape

Autumn is my favorite season to paint because of all the vibrant and beautiful colors. And I love the water. I think viewing bodies of water helps to evoke a feeling of refreshment, peace and serenity. John Muir was a man who was so instrumental in getting our National Parks System established because he knew what a treasure scenes of nature is to us. I like what he said: "Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." This resonates soooo much with how I feel and how I paint. I hope you enjoy this one!

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