"Ducktrap River" Fall in Maine

(12x9 oil on canvas - Available)

This year we left Maine too early for fall colors. At the end of September there were only hints of the riot to come in October. I took the reference for this painting last year during a hike along the Ducktrap River in Lincolnville. A number of other colorful pics I took of fall scenes are inviting me to bright color challenges.

I lean toward subtleties in all things. But it is no good to stay in your comfort zone when you are trying to learn; mixing and using color and values will be lifelong learning.

Incidentally, we learned our lesson, we will spend October of 2010 in the north.

Update: this is in the "can this be fixed pile", I must fix the all light blue water. I also understand I used to much white in the colored leaves...