Monday, September 28, 2020

Weekly Theme: The Colors of Autumn

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

For this week's theme let's use the beautiful Colors of Autumn to create our sketches. Fall's unique color palette surrounds us with fiery oranges, golden yellows, reds and browns of fall foliage, pumpkins, gourds and more. Other seasonal colors include crimson, burgundy, purple, olive green, and earth tones like terracotta, ochre and burnt sienna. 

Fall is one of the best times of the year to reconnect with nature. While it’s still warm enough to sit outside, why not bring your sketchbook to the local park and sketch some trees and plants. Maybe there's a Farmer's Market nearby where you can sketch colorful fruits and vegetables. If the weather turns crisp, you may be even be content to stay inside and the view from your window.

If you need some inspiration, here are a few ideas to spark your creativity: 
  • Create an Autumn landscape depicting the magical quality of trees.
  • Paint a harvest scene or still life featuring corn stalks/cobs, pumpkins, apples, gourds, etc.
  • Sketch some Fall flowers - asters, chrysanthemums, fading sunflowers, etc.
  • Sketch some tree branches - look for some interesting subjects in your backyard, down the street, or in a nearby park

For further inspiration: Use Fall Colors in Your Art

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