Everywhere you turn now the surrounding countryside is changing, the cycle of the seasons is in swing. I have to admit, that although the days are starting to shorten and there's a sharp edge to the wind that wasn't there last month, this is my favourite time of year. Even if I weren't an artist or dabbed in taking photos my heart would still fair burst with the colour of it. This wee group of trees is in a field just outside Springside on the back road which takes you down Busbiehill and into my village. It used to be a bigger group as was the wee wood that runs alongside the road. Time is catching up and in the not to distance future they might be gone too. It's little spots like these I feel I have to paint when they are still there.... that and the fact I think it's just beautiful.
This one will join the others that are heading up to the Aberfeldy Gallery Christmas exhibition at the end of the month. So if you have a fancy for it you'll find details of the Gallery on the right hand sidebar of my Virtual Gallery blog.
Things still feel a bit odd without the wee man as is only right it should be. But having lost a fair share of four legged friends I know it starts to sting a little less as the days pass. This was the time of year when he was so paintable, his coat thickened took on a deeper red or was it his mane and tail got lighter. I have a bundle of images that could be turned into paintings but not right now.......maybe one day.
Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.......