Sunday, October 16, 2011
Paint them before they fall
This is a tree I enjoy very much as it does things in a different way. The leaves start out a fresh springy green and by June or so they darken to red. When my youngest daughter was about four, I remember her looking at the tree and asking me in June "Is it already autumn, Mama?". In the fall, the leaves darken to a deep wine colour. The birds love this tree. In midsummer, they eat the little chokecherries on it. It's also where I hang a couple of my birdfeeders.
Saint-Armand watercolour paper made in Montreal for this painting. I just love the four deckle edges. I am a paper lover whether in books or art. I would be a very unhappy person in a paperless world.