“Autumn is a second spring when eexceptionally leaf is a freduced.” — Albert Camus

Fall trees possess a magical quality that makes them endlessly inspiring to artists. Here, salso pastelists share salso paints that capture the breathtaking beauty of fall. Enjoy!

Tom Bailey | Fall Trees and Portraiture

The Lookout (pastel,16×20) by Tom Bailey

Some paintings of fall trees take on a feeling of portraiture, as in Tom Bailey‘s The Lookout. “One tree, choose a solitary humale figure, deserve to convey everything from an inspirational hero to  abandoned victim,” he claims.

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His placement of this tree is meant to “reinforce the feeling of being alone and watchful. Subtle paths of light, line and also shade lead the eye towards the stark trunk and also collection the tree farther ameans from the bordering landscape.”

Nancy Nowak | Bring on the Warm

Morning Has Broken (pastel, 12×16) by Nancy Nowak

“My intention wregarding lug out the full spectrum of heat autumn colors in the leaves,” claims Nancy Nowak of Morning Has Broken. “By paint the trunks and shadow areas a cool blue — the complementary shade of all those lighter shades of oarray — I was able to intensify the richness of those warmth tones and make them sing.”

Teresa Saia | Capturing Fall Light

Inner Glow (pastel, 20×20) by Teresa Saia

Inner Glow by Teresa Saia is based on a photo taken along a creek in Santa Fe, N.M. “The photo was greatly in yellow and also greens, but the light pattern was fabulous. I wanted to capture the light as it bounced and filtered via the cottonwoods.”

She painted on a item of installed UART 320 paper. She toned the surface with an acrylic wash that she used loosely utilizing a “hot” mixture of transparent red oxide and also cadmium red light.

Mary Denning | Interpreting Fall’s Shapes

Autumn Glory (pastel, 14×14) by Mary Denning

Mary Denning states she primarily pays attention to in its entirety shapes even more than details. She also takes an interpretive strategy to shade, as seen in Autumn Glory. “I think of a painting as a opportunity to play with color and take into consideration what will certainly make it ‘pop,’ she states.

“So, reds finish up redder and also yellows yellower,” continues Denning. “Colors run into one one more in a random frenzy. The presentation is, therefore, even more whimsical than factual.”

Judy Evans | Fall’s Reflections

What the Rains Brought Down (pastel, 25.75×18.5) by Judy Evans

It was late autumn when Judy Evans was walking in her favorite woodlands in search of incentive. “I assumed it can be too late to discover it,” she claims. “Then I looked dvery own — not up — and also tbelow it was, not in the trees, however floating in a puddle.”

Evans used black sanded paper for What the Rains Brought Down to create the ultimate contrast. And, trees are still a part of the paint, viewed reflected in the water.

James Kasperek | Soptimal While You’re Ahead

Fall (pastel, 30×40) by James Kasperek

“I emphasis not so a lot on subject issue, but even more on architecture, light and also color,” claims James Kasperek of Fall.

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“The many difficult facet is understanding once to soptimal,” he adds. “I strive to say simply sufficient for the viewer to feel what I’ve felt about the subject, while still leaving it fresh, loose and open for individual interpretation.”

Susan M. Story | Embrace Diversity

Woodland also Sundance (pastel, 12.5×19.5) by Susan M. Story

“Eexceptionally tree is distinct,” states Susan M. Story. “The older they obtain, the even more interesting their character as they come to be gnarled and also textured,” as in Woodland also Sundance.

“When I look at tree limbs, they remind of a person’s legs and arms,” defines Story. “Our joints are equivalent to the bulbs and crotches on a tree, wbelow other branches and also twigs will certainly prosper with a change in direction or angle.”

She adds, “We all prosper, affected by our setting.”

Ready to Repaint Your Own Fall Landscape?

In the ptestimonial below of Liz Haywood-Sullivan’s video workshop, Landscape Painting in Pastel: Fall Color, the artist discusses the importance of developing worth relationships for a bappropriate fall landscape. Enjoy!