Sunday, September 7, 2014

IT'S AUTUMN YELLOW IN ZINNIAVILLE

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Autumn Yellow vs. Summer Yellow

In the summertime the yellows in my garden look so bright and sunny.  They almost have a white shimmer to them as the sun beats down and sees its reflection.

But yellow just looks different in the fall.  As the leaves on our ash trees start to turn and then drop, the skeleton of the tree begins to show.  The black outline of its shape makes a stark contrast to the yellow of the leaves giving them a beautiful and rich glow.  

So, today's zinnia is a salute to the end of summer in anticipation of the appearance of the rich tones of autumn.  As the nights get longer and cooler, and the chlorophyll is blocked from the leaves, autumn yellow finally gets its chance to shine.

Today, I'm just posting a work in progress.  We had a full day with just a little time in the evening to work on today's painting for the 30 in 30 Challenge.   

So for now . . . meet "Autumn Yellow" in her birthday suit!


And, wearing a few bare essentials . . .


Looking forward to making her presentable tomorrow!


Thanks for looking!

-Nan







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