Art Bead Scene Blog has another beautiful painting/inspiration for their monthly challenge. It sort of reminds me of a vintage barkcloth. The woman in the painting has a Rubenesque Dionysus look to her. She's leaning back seductively as to be seducing Autumn into it's arrival. I love the rich earthy colors in this piece and the predominant gold tone with contrasting colors of red and green. Brandi Hussey added the color palette to this piece - I love the colors she has highlighted. Heather Powers at Art Bead Scene Blog has posted a lovely detailed description of this painting and its artist on the site www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com
I am not certain how I am going to approach the challenge this month. I think there are a few directions I could go in. I will keep you posted as I decide. Let me know what you think.
Autumn from "The Seasons (series)", 1896
Oil on Panel