I think it never fails...... right about the time cold weather sets in, I feel like painting some warm weather scene! Here's one for those of you missing a shady palm to sleep under. This is from Hawaii.
Hope it's not too late to post a pumpkin, but I will call this a Thanksgiving theme and look forward! This one is from a friend's garden. The weather has been so mild, that there were still flowers blooming right next to fallen leaves and pumpkins. What caught my eye was the intense orange next to all the cooler leaf and flower colors.
I've enjoyed painting a lot larger lately, and just finished this painting of windswept skies. Going from 8 x 10" to 50 x 36" requires a little different mind set and of course....bigger brushes! I also have to remind myself that even my regular sized palette won't do when I'm trying to mix large amounts of color. To that end I use small plastic containers with lids to be able to be consistent from one day to the next in color and value. Then I can use my regular palette of color to work over the basic layout.
And as with every painting, it is important to step back and keep looking at the overall design. Even further back in this case to keep in mind the 'big picture'!