We Watch Over You

Colorful trees overhead
We Watch Over You

I have always felt this way when I looked at the trees above me while I walked in the woods, that the trees watch over me as I wander and create. Even the bare branches of winter feel protective. Now they look joyful with the colors of autumn.

Autumn has been developing most beautifully and I keep trying to find the time to get out there and have a few hours in the woods to paint and photograph and just walk barefoot on the trails at least one last time this year. Though a weekday, I felt the big blue sky calling me and packed a sandwich and an apple and some water and made sure I had some pastels and papers in my backpack and I took off.

One of my goals was to create at least a small painting en plein air, or “in the open air,” a practice that is both a challenge and a joy, and improves my painting practice generally by refreshing what landscapes not only look but what they feel like. Click the image below to read more about that paiting.

“Autumn Colors”, 5″ x 7″, pastel on board, 2022 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Autumn Colors”, 5″ x 7″, pastel on board, 2022 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

For more photos, and the occasional sketch, from this day, search “2022 autumn woods walk”.

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