The Autumn turning of colours has been slow this year but oh my goodness does it still take my breath away! The Oak trees have been a spectacular shade of orange, that I did not see last year. The colours are just one of the wonders of the Autumn. Walks really inspires my paintings, I set out with my family and dog into the woods and over the moorland, roaming and always feel recharged and return capturing the woody textures, magnificent layers of trees and the beautiful deep Autumn skies- the tones of those skies, where sun meets rain cloud, especially awe inspiring in the late afternoon! Catching the light before dusk in my caravan studio is really important in the Autumn as the light ends earlier and the dark nights draw in. I can only get a true likeness of the colours in the daylight.
We are hanging onto the last oranges and yellows from many tree-lined walks now but wow, what a stunning carpet of leaves. If you can, I hope you can take a lovely, slow walk outside and enjoy the views, wherever you are. If you love the North York Moors, then please enjoy the views from my page.