Feeling Fall: 19 Paintings Celebrating the Season

Fall is such a glorious time of year, isn’t it?

It’s not that I don’t like the other seasons — I have a soft spot for both spring and summer. (You can keep winter; really, it’s all yours.) But fall is my favorite — for reasons like these:

* the way the fall sun shines bright and orange as it dips slowly below the horizon at the end of the day
* the cloudless blue skies, a blue somehow unlike at any other time of year
* the color and smell of fall leaves, floating without a care to the ground where they crunch satisfyingly beneath my feet
* big woolen sweaters and wearing socks again (finally!)
* and homemade stews and soups and more apple desserts than you can shake a stick at!

I’d love to know what your favorite things about fall are. (Please! Leave comments below!)

As you ponder and celebrate this season of earthly delights, I’d like to leave you with these 19 paintings — watercolor, acrylic and maybe a little mixed media thrown in for good measure — which I’ve culled from the pages of some of our best books including the Splash and Acrylicworks series, Paint Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes, Watercolor Masters and Legends and John Salminen Master of the Urban Landscape. Some are obvious renders of autumn scenes and landscapes, some just set the mood for fall with seasonally appropriate still lifes, and some, while abstract, still made me feel the season in my soul. I hope you find as much inspiration in these wonderful works of art as I do. Enjoy!

Feeling Fall: 19 Paintings Celebrating the Season

AUTUMN REFLECTION IN WATER Abzhanova Anara Acrylic on Canvas 16" x 24"

AUTUMN REFLECTION IN WATER
Abzhanova Anara
Acrylic on Canvas
16″ x 24″

WHAT LIES BENEATH Kay Brathol-Hostvet Acrylic and Heavy Gel on Canvas 20" x 16"

WHAT LIES BENEATH
Kay Brathol-Hostvet
Acrylic and Heavy Gel on Canvas
20″ x 16″

FALL FROLIC Diane F. Cannon Collage on Mat Board 11" x 11"

FALL FROLIC
Diane F. Cannon
Collage on Mat Board
11″ x 11″

HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM Laura Crabtree-Hollenbeck Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 16"

HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM
Laura Crabtree-Hollenbeck
Acrylic on Canvas
12″ x 16″

NAPA RED Preston Craig Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 30"

NAPA RED
Preston Craig
Acrylic on Canvas
24″ x 30″

FALL MAGNOLIA Linda Erfle Transparent Watercolor on Paper 18" x 24"

FALL MAGNOLIA
Linda Erfle
Transparent Watercolor on Paper
18″ x 24″

YELLOW RAIN Jean K. Gill Transparent Watercolor on Paper 18" x 18"

YELLOW RAIN
Jean K. Gill
Transparent Watercolor on Paper
18″ x 18″

UNTITLED Joyce Hicks Watercolor on Paper 12" x 9"

UNTITLED
Joyce Hicks
Watercolor on Paper
12″ x 9″

ASPEN AFTERNOON William Cather Hook Acrylic on Canvas

ASPEN AFTERNOON
William Cather Hook
Acrylic on Canvas

AUTUMN AT THE UNION TERRACE Steven Kozar Watercolor on Paper 14" x 16"

AUTUMN AT THE UNION TERRACE
Steven Kozar
Watercolor on Paper
14″ x 16″

BARN WITH TRACTOR Laurin McCracken Transparent Watercolor on Paper 17" x 14"

BARN WITH TRACTOR
Laurin McCracken
Transparent Watercolor on Paper
17″ x 14″

ASSESSED Dan Mordloch Watercolor, Gouache and Colored Pencil on Paper 48" x 32"

ASSESSED
Dan Mordloch
Watercolor, Gouche and Colored Pencil on Paper
48″ x 32″

ASPEN PATTERNS IN LA GARITA Stephen Quiller 22" x 30"

ASPEN PATTERNS IN LA GARITA
Stephen Quiller
22″ x 30″

UNDERFOOT Sherry Roper Transparent Watercolor with Gouache Accents 14" x 21"

UNDERFOOT
Sherry Roper
Transparent Watercolor with Gouache Accents
14″ x 21″

AUTUMN HIGH LINE John Salminen Watercolor on Paper 36" x 24"

AUTUMN HIGH LINE
John Salminen
Watercolor on Paper
36″ x 24″

ASPENS XX Nancy Seiler Fluid Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 24"

ASPENS XX
Nancy Seiler
Fluid Acrylic on Canvas
30″ x 24″

AN APPLE A DAY Susan M. Stuller Transparent Watercolor on Paper 21" x 29"

AN APPLE A DAY
Susan M. Stuller
Transparent Watercolor on Paper
21″ x 29″

WILD TALES Jane Tracy Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 48"

WILD TALES
Jane Tracy
Acrylic on Canvas
30″ x 48″

SUNSET IN VICTORIA Keiko Yasuoka Transparent Watercolor on Paper 17" x 26"

SUNSET IN VICTORIA
Keiko Yasuoka
Transparent Watercolor on Paper
17″ x 26″

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