October 18, 2016

Fall Foliage/A Little Space/ Watercolour

October 18, 2016

What a gorgeous fall. As you can see, the leaves are extremely vivid. No colour enhancement required. Unfortunately, I only have one cell phone picture of the beautiful red leaves, although I do love the orange/red too. I'd like to take a few more pics before the rain and wind casts all the beauty away. How beautiful is it? So beautiful that even I am quiet as we drive along. 

When I look around, I can't help but feel gratitude for such a beautiful, peaceful season.

A favourite fall quote coming up. I post it every year. Apparently I can't help it.

  "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from an autumn tree."

~ Emily Bronte

A Little Space
If you've been reading along, you may have noticed that I've been painting at the end of my dining room table.  Functional but not always convenient; after a lot of looking, I finally picked out a desk. Although small, it's a surprisingly spacious. Abigail is the given name of my secretary. (Given by the store that is.)  Unfortunately, it suffered a few bumps on the way here, so it looks a little shabby. But each day the look grows on me a little, although I was initially disappointed.  However, the company offered a discount or new parts. I am leaning towards the discount. Since it arrived, I've been drawing, painting and staring off into space  and musing here whenever I can. I love my little space!

I found the fresh water clam shells on the river bank this summer.  I think a bird must have munched it for lunch.  Such pretty, delicate shells and they are endangered, so what a lucky find.

Along with my own watercolours, I've been slowly collecting a few prints from artists whose work  I admire. I have a few more to hang. Perhaps the large one to the left?

A Resplendent Quetzal ~ Watercolour on Arches Paper

If all goes well, I hope to have Giclee prints made from the above painting, The Pretty Pair, and The Maestro. At the moment, I am looking for a great Giclee print shop. If you happen to know of one in Canada or the U.S., chime in.  Hopefully, the prints will be available in my Tictail shoppe in time for Christmas.

Have a lovely week...


  1. Anonymous6:13 pm

    I love this post, Dixie. The gorgeous Autumn colours, the lovely paintings and the sweet little desk.

    I was interested to see that you are reading Isabel Allende. I have a number of her books. Is Eva Luna a recent one? I have Aphrodite, which is very sensual - as is Allende. I have one about her daughter who died. Can't think of the title of that one just now.

    Love, Joannie

    1. Thank you, Joanie.
      Isabel Allende is an interesting person. I saw an interview a few years ago; she's witty, funny, with a dash of this and that thrown in for good measure. I just started "Eva Luna." It was written in 1987. I'd like to read "The House of Spirits, too." I've also read "Island Beneath the Sea." It was a difficult one to read, and it must have been exceedingly difficult to research and write, but..I am never sure when I see a but. :) With that said, she is a fine, brave writer.

  2. The warm autumn colour are truly gorgeous. Your secretary is very beautiful and the bumps only add to her character. I can see you spending many a wonderful days there painting away. The quetzal looks resplendent indeed!


  3. I am so glad you linked this one on Wandering Camera. Thank you so much! Very happy to see Abigail again. It's one of my favourite posts by you :)


  4. I like your painting and your Fall pictures are beautiful. I also love your desk. One of my daughters is called Abigail :)


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