Be aware of the bear bearing a pumpkin. He brings you autumn greetings!
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus. Happy 1st Day of Autumn! Bear ~ Watercolor and Signo Uniball pen.
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and
autumn is a mosaic of them all.” ~ Stanley Horowitz.
A little postcard-sized page I did in my sketchbook
on the flight from Philadelphia to Tampa yesterday.
Busy visiting family up north and had a few minutes to paint 🎨. Loving the fall foliage and brisk, fresh air. Zuan Maruman S255 sketchbook, postcard size.
I always loved fall’s prettier colors – the yellows, oranges, purples, and – of course – magentas. So I played around with my Affinity Designer program using Spoonflower’s September weekly prompt ~ “Autumn Harvest.” I created a digital design, using paint brushes in the Affinity Designer program. (How do you like my Indian corn? When I was growing up, my parents always hung a bunch of ornamental corn by the front door, and there were always pumpkins, too, when autumn came to town.)
Above is the “Up North” traditional fall color palette for this design. Originally, I created it with lots of pinks and purples, which I thought was unusual but didn’t really get the corn and pumpkins to stand out enough and I wanted more contrast … more warmth. Below, you can see the original with the pink background. I’ve decided to call it “Down South” Autumn Harvest …
Continuing to push the envelope, here’s another colorway which I am calling “Tropical” Autumn Harvest, and I think I like it the very best!
And here it is in watercolor, a version I did before creating the digital designs. I left out the cherries, the apples, the slice of pie in the lower right, and pear in the digital version. There was only so much I could “paint” with my mouse!
Have you ever seen vintage textile pattern templates? They have a faded, beige-y look to them. Here, I tried to create a vintage look in soft autumnal colors using watercolor, along with copper and gold metallic markers. Hope you enjoy looking at this! Thanks for checking it out …
I’m thinking of Thanksgiving. This is called “Cornucopia.”
Watercolor and marker on beige paper.
Inspired by my walk this afternoon, I’m calling this watercolor with black ink accents “Last Fall.” This will be my last fall living in PA. Trying to soak it all in as much as possible before I leave. Techniques used in this piece: staining and scrumbling.
Markers and gold ink | Cynthia Maniglia. This week, the Colour Collective on Twitter is doing a challenge for the color Apricot, with everyone posting on Friday, and this is what I came up with for the challenge. Here’s this week’s
#colour_collective color (Apricot), measured as R237 G130 B16 or H31 S87 B50 digitally …I’m not much of an illustrator or inventor of characters, but I think my little fox is kind of cute. I like his tail! Well, back to packing. I’ve got lots of wall art that has to get bubble-wrapped. Bye for now!