Bell Tower at the Botanic Gardens in Autumn

I painted this in mid Autumn on site at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I was high on a hill-actually the same hill I painted the Japanese Bridge from, but facing the other direction. It was an absolutely beautiful day; this time of year every day painting outside is particularly wonderful, because I never know which day will be the last before it is too cold. Prints of this piece are available at Fine Art America. The original is also for sale.


Bell Tower at the Botanic Gardens in Autumn

14×18 in, acrylic on gessoboard





As summer gives way to fall, things are dying.

But not gone yet.

Some are just barely hanging on.

But the bees still feel there is work to be done.

The decay is mixed with life and I’m not quite sure what to make of it.  But I’ll capture it and share it here, on All Saint’s Day*.

*These pictures were taken a little earlier in the season, but I thought this post was appropriate for today.