Day 24 #rogertorypetersoninstitute It was about 6:45 this morning, when my phone gave a warning of rain in 15 minutes. I had an idea of what I wanted to paint, but rain wasn’t part of the plan.
I have certain trees that are my favorites here at RTPI. I’ve watched those trees go through the entire color change and some have gone beyond. There is one special tree that has the most spectacular leaves that I’ve ever seen. When you stand at the base and look up, you can see one leaf shine through another, making a multitude of shades.
I threw my rain coat on and the first pair of shoes that I could find... and headed out to get reference photos of my tree. When I arrived, the rain was coming down and the sky was angry. I looked up into my beautiful leaves and they were being twisted, turned and flipped by a strong wind. I gave thought to painting what I remembered, but decided to paint the transition as beauty faced the storm...
“Facing the Storm” 8”x10” Watercolor Available