Sunday, November 12, 2017

Falling in Love with Fall

This week I decided to embrace fall with some fall color paintings.

This time of year, while I enjoy the fall colors and the crisp cool air, I'm always filled with melancholy. I love the seasons and the change of weather, but I also miss summer so when it's not here. And while I enjoy winter, I'm not generally excited for it to appear -- mostly because it gets dark so dang early.

The first painting, Fall Walk, has some cotton candy sky, the color prompt for #colour_collective and splashes of fall colors and a couple in silhouette walking through a park with a city in the background. It think it captures my melancholy fall mood pretty well.
Wall Walk by Traci Van Wagoner
Fall Walk, @2017 Traci VanWagoner
Fall Friends 1, Boy and Turtle, by Traci Van Wagoner
Fall Friends 1, ©2017 Traci Van Wagoner

Fall Friends

I enjoyed playing with the fall colors so much, I decided to embrace the change of season and dive into the autumn color theme. While I was relaxing and painting in swatches and textures and broad strokes playing with different brushes in Procreate, the boy and turtle popped out and insisted on being painted.

And while painting them, a girl popped into mind, so I painted her and her cat. They are all happy it's fall!
Fall Friends 2, Girl and Cat, by Traci Van Wagoner
Fall Friends 2, ©2017 Traci Van Wagoner

Do you love fall or does it also make you a bit sad? What is your favorite season?

There may be more kids popping out of those fall colors. We'll see. In the meantime enjoy Fall Walk and Fall Friends and go out and enjoy the crisp fall air and colors too!


  1. Luv your fall colors reaction to the color prompt. And I know how much fun it is to "find" a character lurking within a sketch.....very eye catching. Ain't it FUN to PLAY!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Alison Lyne. I'm so glad you like my fall colors. It IS fun to paint play and discover new characters and stories.