I love the golden glow of autumn light. That is exactly what moved me to paint this scene. The light beyond the dark and shaded trees seemed to set the distant foliage aglow. I think this pleasant scene captures the feel of the season.
I painted this in plein air behind the Firehouse Arts Center. It will be on view there, along with other paintings done in and around the Firehouse, from November 12th through December 16th.
At the end of November the group that I paint with went out to the countryside in Fairfield. Being in the same vicinity as Napa, there are a fair number of vineyards there. On the day that we painted, the colors of the grape leaves were past their vibrant peak. Though more muted and beginning to fade, the colors were undeniably autumn. I decided I was going to attempt to capture the last of the fall color on my canvas.