Fields in Fall Light

Fields in Fall Light

“Fields in Fall Light”, oil, 5 x 7”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Fields in Fall Light”, oil, 5 x 7”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

Low angled fall light hits the fields along Minervaville with raking, warm light.

This may be my favorite time of year. I probably say that about every time of year, but I’m really in love with the red-orange hue that covers the world at this time of year.

Mango colored light.

It makes up for all of the cold, dreary, rainy days we get as well.

 

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Spring Fields, Evening Shadows

Spring Fields, Evening Shadows

“Spring Fields, Evening Shadows”, oil, 5 x 7″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Spring Fields, Evening Shadows”, oil, 5 x 7″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

 

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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~  Margaret Atwood

Long shadows in the early evening light reveal the fresh rows in the recently plowed field. The color of the earth against blossoming green makes a rich contrast.

In spite of the advancing spring, the light still hangs lower on the horizon, making those great shadow patterns over the field.

Light, shadow and color.

They define it all.

 

Summer Morning Light

Summer Morning Light

"Summer Morning Light", oil, 4 x 6", © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Summer Morning Light”, oil, 4 x 6″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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High clouds combined with beautiful summer morning light means strong shadow patterns moving across the landscape.

So the color in this case is affected not just by the angle or direction of the light but also by the shadows cast by the clouds on the fields below.

There’s something magical about that!

Minervaville, Fall Sunset

Minervaville, Fall Sunset

“Minervaville, Fall Sunset”, oil, 4 x 6″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Minervaville, Fall Sunset”, oil, 4 x 6″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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I love the evening skies in the fall and winter, but particularly the fall. It seems like the shift in light comes on suddenly somewhere about October 1st and the sun heads to the south, leaving low angled raking light that suddenly drops below the horizon and disappears.

The fields and trees, even when still green, are taking on a more dusty, faded green, a warmer color that’s a precursor of the reds and yellow of late October and early November.

Fall, Grove at Sunset

Fall, Grove at Sunset

“Fall, Grove at Sunset”, oil, 5 x 7″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Fall, Grove at Sunset”, oil, 5 x 7″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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What is that blue stuff overhead?!

We’ve finally got some blue sky overhead and it’s making me giddy!!

The strong sunlight at the end of the day made a great streak of light green across the field adjacent to the grove.

Fall Rain Over Cotton Fields

Fall Rain Over Cotton Fields

"Fall Rain Over Cotton Fields", oil, 4 x 6", © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Fall Rain Over Cotton Fields”, oil, 4 x 6″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

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Cotton fields at this time of year are a mass of rich green leaves and pale lavender and white blooms, colors that are at odds with the fading greens in the rest of the landscape.

Today they looked particularly rich against the looming purples and blues of the storm clouds passing through.