Thursday, November 3, 2011

mmmm.....fall.

i am painting away, like never before, in preparation for my art show in 9 days...gulp....so i did not think i would be posting ......but i just had to share these gorgeous shots i took yesterday.
i took a break from the studio and hiked this 3 mile trail in a nearby park.....and boy, am i glad i did!
ENJOY.



















did i "enhance" some of these shots in photoshop?? why, yes i did.

are some of these shots out of focus?? why, yes they are....it is fun to purposely shoot out of focus, to really see the colors.


were these scenes as pretty in real life??


EVEN BETTER.


nature amazes me.


i am so glad i took the time for this hike, as today it has been raining and i fear most of these pretty leaves have been fluttering to the ground.

i hope you can take "the time" too!

o.k. back to the studio for me!

erin

xxoo


p.s. a special thanks to my darling husband.... who has been cooking all the meals.... and loves me even though, i have been wearing old paint covered shirts, sweat pants and yesterdays make-up....i think i have been brushing my teeth, but i might have forgotten?

love you, babe!


26 comments:

flowersandhome said...

W O W !!! Gorgeous pictures!!!

KarenB said...

WOW. I'm glad you went for a walk too. This is the closest I get to these beautiful colors. Can't wait to hear how it goes. Your husbands deserves one big smooch (after teeth brushing).

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your walk the colors are so pretty. You are getting the rain that came thru here early this morning.

Becca said...

Wow, so beautiful! Thank you for taking me on this hike with you. Your photographs make me feel like I was right there watching the leaves fall! Enjoy your painting.

michele said...

ahhhhh. the first image is my favorite. absolutely delicious.

michele

Razmataz said...

Make sure you post lots of photos so we can enjoy your work too...

Olive Cooper said...

Thanks for taking this walk and capturing those leaves. I know you are creating beautiful art.

Cindy said...

That third shot is a painting waiting to happen. Beautiful photos...

Cindy

My Grama's Soul said...

You live in a wonderland!!

xo

Jo

oldgreymare said...

You'll be great girlfriend. remember to pause and enjoy these days, these moments..they are your beginnings.

much love,
z

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

beautiful! and I'll be sending tons of good thoughts for you art show :)

Kerry said...

All the best for your exhibition Erin. I'm sure it will be worth all the hard work. While you're taking beautiful pictures of autumn, I've been in my garden taking spring flower shots:)

Scott said...

Good to see you're still at it. Love the fall color shots with the paths and the leaves and even the blur. You are such an artist.

Sorry I've been gone, my blog disappeared while I was in New England. I've put up a new one here to keep up for now.

Turid said...

Wonderful photo's, Erin! I can really feel the atmosphere of autumn. And the photo shot out of focus makes me think of Monet :-)

I wish you many wonderful autumn days! :-)

Turid

It's me said...

Beautiful pictures!! Erin.......enjoy painting !!...love from me....xxx...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Erin my dear!!!!! ENJOY YOUR TIME OF CREATIVITY and your art show! You will meet the deadline, I KNOW IT! And yes, isn't nature the best art show of all?

BISOUS! Anita

Cynthia Schelzig said...

gorgeous shots of my favorite season...i love the earth colors and you show them so well....i especially love the "frog" perspective of the leaves on the road....super cool but I can just see you LAYING on the road to capture this one:)but it was in the name of art,,,,right?

Zuzu said...

Good for you for taking the time - the leaves are gor-ge-ous-ly-gorgeous!
When I came through your profile page to get to your blog, I thought...
Erin. Master Gardener/Designer and
Master Painter. Your show is going to be amazing!!!
~ Zuzu

poppilinnstudios said...

Absolutely gorgeous Erin! It's good to take a break, you chose a beautiful place to hike and rejuvenate. Hope you post some of your paintings! Have a great show!
-Lynn

PK Studios said...

Lovely lovely lovely! You've inspired me to take a camera on my next walk : )

Don said...

You still have your teeth? Amazing!
As are your photos. Back to work now...

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I especially love the flying leaves in your pics. Thanks for sharing, the trees in my area are pretty much totally naked now. Winter white will be here soon!

Tammie Lee said...

so beautiful!
wishing you a wonderful show!

Heaven's Walk said...

Erin - you have such an artist's eye for everything you see. It's truly amazing. :) Your photos are absolutely beautiful! Saying a prayer for a successful show for you, sweetie!

xoxo laurie

Cobalt Violet said...

Thank you for the amazing "leaf peeping!"
This was gorgeous!

Good luck with the painting my dear! So exciting!!!!!!!!!!

Carole said...

Glad you went for that walk......I should too but our trees are not like they usually are. Good luck with the show.....I know u will be a success.

X
C