Saw the moon rising over this little slice of eastern nc landscape and had to jump out and paint it. in this fall season, the sun sets faster than in the summer. so where i used to have an hour and a half to two hours in the summer to paint a late afternoon scene, now its less than an hour. the upside is that the light is better and the air is crisp and doesnt have all the atmosphere of summer. things in the distance appear closer than they do in the summer. the light seems more orange in the light and blue in the shadows.
i love painting at this time of year. come to think of it.... i just love to paint!