Fall is certainly present as every day brings out a bit more color in the leaves of our surrounding trees,and we greatly enjoyed a couple of days this past week that graced us with some beautiful blue skies and sunshine to accompany the changing colors. One day this next week, we were hoping to admire the mountains cloaked in their splendid array of fall colors, as we made the exciting ascent up Mt. LeConte, but alas with the current forecast it doesn’t look like this wish will be granted . . . perhaps another time.
We’ve continued to make progress in the studio with painting miniatures and getting things lined up for borrowing back the many paintings needed for our upcoming solo museum shows. My miniature painting, “Preening White Pelican”, was done form a photo that was taken at the San Diego Zoo in southern California. These are such pretty birds and the nice lighting added to the beauty and serenity of the scene.
Wes’ miniature painting “Barnyard Beau” was done form a photo that we took on one of our visits to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and area that has a wonderful collection of old homesteads, barns and an assortment of other great, old buildings. This rooster was one of the regal local residents.
I thought I’d share a couple more photos of some of the stunning types of Fungi that flourish in our area. It seems as if every hike we take we are treated with sightings of new Fungi or Mushroom species that we’ve not yet seen. These beautiful specimens cannot be seen or appreciated when hiking at a fast pace, so it’s another great reason to just slow down and enjoy the journey!
Please visit our website for information on current exhibits of our miniatures: http://www.artofwildlife.com/exhibitschedule.html
Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂