Fall Fence Line

"Fall Fence Line", oil, 4 x 6", © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Fall Fence Line”, oil, 4 x 6″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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The western fence line at sunset is a burst of mango and pink above warm greens in the foliage nearest the light. Everything else is a subtle variation of lavender, purple and ochres.

That color sky says fall to me.

What color says fall to you?

Fall Pecan Grove

"Fall Pecan Grove", monotype, ~6 x 8" (image), © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Fall Pecan Grove”, monotype, ~6 x 8″ (image), © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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I’ve been working on my small press in the studio on some monotypes using the Holbein Duo oils. I love that they are solvent free but still capture the fluidity that I love working with traditional oil based etching inks.

This small monotype is based on one of the daily paintings from earlier in the October and has that transitional coloring that is so characteristic of fall in the Deep South. Everything takes on a slightly dusty look just before the leaves begin to transition to real full-blown color.

Sunlit Pines, Elm Savannah

"Sunlit Pines, Elm Savannah", oil, 6 x 4", © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Sunlit Pines, Elm Savannah”, oil, 6 x 4″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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The sun has moved into the southwest in the late afternoon in fall, an angle that gives sharp contrast and definition to the shapes and forms in the landscape.
While much of Lower Richland is fairly flat, there are rises, ridges and some rolling hills.
Coming around the curve on this small backroad called Elm Savannah, the road rises, giving an uphill view of these tall pines along the edge of the road. They had caught a sharp burst of red-orange light.

Marsh, Fall Gold

"Marsh, Fall Gold", oil, 4 x 6", © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Marsh, Fall Gold”, oil, 4 x 6″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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Winter cold has settled down on top of South Carolina, ok, cold for us but what would really be early fall for those in points north. But today has been a really grey cold day.
So I pulled out a photograph that I took down on Edisto Island back in early October, one that is full of warm golden light, one that makes me feel the heat of the fall sun and the smell of the marsh.
I hope that you can smell the marsh.

Fall, Evening Sky

"Fall, Evening Sky", oil, 4 x 6", © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Fall, Evening Sky”, oil, 4 x 6″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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The summer’s corn crop is a purple stubble in the field, catching the late afternoon/early evening light. The white sides of the house and outbuildings take on a blue cast in the evening shadows.
The end of the day at this time of year comes quickly, with a rush that can catch you unawares. The sudden drop in temp that comes with the last light makes a good cup of soup enticing.

Weston, Fall Fields

"Weston, Fall Fields", oil, 4 x 6", © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Weston, Fall Fields”, oil, 4 x 6″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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The fall light is orangy-red, a color that sets off all of the undertones in the shadows – blues, lavenders, purples – that just sing at this time of year!
I get drawn back to this field month after month, mainly because the changing light and color depending on the season just really intrigues me. I love that these fields are irregular, an odd organic shape that doesn’t conform to so called modern farming practices.
These more traditional practices work in harmony with the nature to create an environment that is rich and diverse. If you have any doubt, just sit for a short while and take note of who walks by.