Gourds And Leaves Of Autumn

I’ve been dipping into the digital paint box again, this time painting a photo I took early last November.  I had to be quick as my husband is very particular about not letting the leaves lay on the lawn for too long.  But “art” won this round, and I got my shot.

Gourds and Leaves of Autumn © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art
Gourds and Leaves of Autumn © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art

This classic image of fall, gourds and a fat pumpkin nestled in a pile of crispy golden leaves, features the colors of autumn.  They’re the favorites of many … sun-washed golds and oranges, punctuated by greens … and seem to exude feelings of comfort and often evoke the wispy ghosts of memory.

Original photographic image taken by myself in November of 2013 with the Nikon D7000 and the Nikkor 105mm lens. Digitally hand painted in a playful impressionistic style in Corel Painter 11 with some tweaks in Photoshop CS5 and CS6.

As always, a click on the image itself will bring you to a version with better resolution and more reasonable watermark, as well as purchase options for wall art and greeting cards.  And also, as always, if you fall in love with it and are looking for the image on a gift item (for yourself, too), just let me know!

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