Thursday, October 23, 2008

Falling for Color

Fall in New Hampshire
It was my first visit to New England in the fall. Sure, I've seen the picture postcards, but witnessing those colors in person was spectacular. Coupled with a deep blue sky the yellow, oranges, reds and magentas were magical. Apparently the colors don't last long, though. I flew into Boston and saw the gradual change from green to bright reds from the plane. The city was awash in neon colors, as was the lake region of New Hampshire, but two days later in the White Mountains there were few leaves left. One standout was the tamarack, which is a conifer that changes to a bright yellow before shedding its needles. Nestled in with deep green pines, that color popped.

Since the mountains were nearly bare, we headed to the New Hampshire/Massachusetts shoreline, where dark clouds rolled in and sucked the color from the sea grass. Intermittant rain made me reluctant to expose my camera to the elements, but I grabbed a few quick shots.

I'm back in Dallas now, and find that my best client has left the gallery she's worked at for almost twenty years. Since she has been the majority of my income for the last several years, that's a shocker. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

Last week's installation went better than I could have imagined. It was at a construction company and I didn't expect a bunch of hardhat guys to be so enthusiastic with some artwork, but I got hugs from everybody (which was a bonus!). I haven't photographed it yet, but will get over there soon to do that, since they now want to discuss more art for the interior offices.

In the meantime, I am printing six large photo montages for a Myrtle Beach hotel, and quoted a big hotel job today, so I'm immediately back to work, thank goodness!


Joanie Gagnon San Chirico said...

Hey you were on my home turf.. makes me miss it more.

Glad you had a good time, looking forward to seeing your photos.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your client, What did she go off and do?

Walker said...

Hi Joanie -- it sure was pretty! Nemo - my client is burned out and she's not doing a thing right now, and I don't blamer her. Lucky for me I've got enough work to last me through the end of the year.

Mary Richmond said...

i live on the cape--sorry i didn't realize you were going to be so near by!

Walker said...

aw heck, Mary -- wish I would have known!