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ARTmonday: 20 Autumnal Artworks

I feel like fall just started, but really we’re fast heading into winter, with a few frigid days already behind us. The leaves too, are almost gone. The spectacular array of golds, reds, and oranges continue to amaze, despite having spent every single one of my autumns in a four-season zone. Even driving the kids to and from school is made better by the autumnal artwork outside my windshield.

I remember, though when I took the fall foliage for granted. (Gasp.) Obviously I didn’t think much about the pretty color leaves growing up in Connecticut. Sure, I pressed brilliant red leaves between sheets of waxed paper, and probably made leaf turkeys, too, but beyond that, didn’t give fall foliage a thought. Until college.

At Connecticut College, one of my closest friends, Jessica Biales (I’ve previously blogged about her children’s artwork and stunning gold jewelry), went cuckoo over the changing leaves. She would exclaim and effuse about their beauty, leaving me as baffled as my kids probably are when I point out the amazing leaf colors along the Charles River. She wasn’t from a tropical clime.

Rather, Jessica is a New York City girl through and through, with a deep appreciation for the autumn foliage that wasn’t quite as vibrant out her bedroom window along the East River, or in Central Park. I get it now. I guess good things do come with age.

Today’s roundup features 20 autumnal artworks, from an acrylic of golden birches to a desert landscape photo to Central Park in fall, seen from Columbus Circle. There’s also a  homey kitchen, plus fall harvest still lifes, and an abstract or two in perfect fall hues. I also pulled together a similar collection for the blog on Matouk, which I’ll link to when it goes up. Enjoy not just these autumnal artworks, but the real art of autumn outside your windows.

Landscape Painting Of Golden Birch Tree Forest

Jerry Schwabe, “Birch Trees #3″
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $3,500 at Serena & Lily

Signed Print Of Three Feathers Framed

Marisa Redondo, “Lhasa Feathers”
original giclee print, signed by the artist, framed, $175 at Serena & Lily

Brazilian Abstract Painting From Novica

“Plenitude,” Brazilian Abstract Painting
Limited edition print, $119.99 at Novica

Princess By Talia Rainyk Photograph Of Two Girls

Talia Rainyk, “Princess,” 2014
Photography on paper, $150 at UGallery

Sunshine Owl Art Print By Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon, Owl No. 1,  print starting at $60, 20×200

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Bunhugger Design, “Leaves”
Framed print starting at $32 at Society6

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Christian Borger, “Acadia – Foliage”
Photo print starting at $20 at Society6

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Joseph O. Holmes,”Columbus Circle,” photograph
Starting at $24 at 20×200

Still LIfe Painting Dead Roses In Vase

Greg Gandy, Still Life with Dead Roses, 2014, oil
$1,050 (sold) at Gallery 1261, Artsy

Photo of Turkey And Limb

 Matthew Lusk, “More Broken Glass Than There Was Window”
Installation, Ziehersmith Gallery

Interior Photo Of Kitchen With Floral Wallpaper

Todd Squires, “Open House,” 2014   •  $1,000 at Baang and Burne, Artsy
C-print mounted to aluminum with matte laminate, edition of 3

Red Block Print Of Arches At Minted

Katherine Watson, “Block Printed Arches”
Limited edition print starting at $22 at Minted

Golden Deconstructed Landscape By Lesley Smith

Lesley Smith, “Into Hills”
Limited edition print starting at $20 at Minted

Black & White Buffalo Photography By Amy Carroll

Amy Carroll, “Staredown”
Limited edition print starting at $20 at Minted

Print Of Boy Diving Into Leaf Pile

Katrina Majkut, Autumn Fall, Screenprint Collage, 2013
Screen print, $120 at Artsy

Golden Apples On Straw Photo

 Gaetan Caron, “Emerald Beauty (Plums),” 2013
Framed archival print, $495 at Serena & Lily

Landscape Photo Of Hazy Autumn Woods

Olivia Joy St. Claire, “Dream State 2,” print
Starting at $19 at Society 6

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Jenny Prinn, “Sunset Haze 2″
acrylic on canvas, $500 at Serena & Lily

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Oh So Suite, “Tapestry 5”
Framed print starting at $42 at Minted

Thanksgiving Turkey Lego Sculpture Photo At Society6

Powerpig, “Thanksgiving,” print starting at $18 at Society 6

 

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ARTmonday: 22 Trees

It’s true. The flowers are coming up, and blooming. But it’s the trees I’ve been appreciating. I love the pungent green buds this time of year, the small start of each leaf. Many of these tree artworks, I suppose. are somewhat wintry. Even so, let’s celebrate tree art today, for spring, renewal, and all that hopeful stuff.

David-Hockney-woods

David Hockney

Francisco-Rubio -trees

Francisco Rubio

Gerhard-Richter-tree-drawing

Gerhard Richter

green-pedestrian-crossing-jody-xiong

Jody Xiong, DDB China Group

Joe-Kievitt-tree-drawing

Joe Klevitt

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Junya Ishigami

Baptiste-Vandaele

Baptiste Vandaele

tree-series-Myou-Ho-Lee

Myoung Ho Lee

tree-hiroshi-sugito

Hiroshi Sugito

tree-Casey-Roberts

Casey Roberts

Garden-Shadows-March-Avery

March Avery

Margo-Hoff-Edge-of-the-Forest

Margo Hoff

tree stick figures

Guy Field

Wolf-Kahn-Gray-Sky-Gray-Trees

Wolf Kahn

trees-Daniel-Lachenmeier

Daniel Lachenmeier

trees-Morimoto-Shouhei

Morimoto Shouhei

trees-National-Geographic-February-1976

National Geographic, February, 1976

trees, Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon

virginia-echeverria-whipple

Virginia Echeverria Whipple

ways-to-draw-trees

Eloise Renouf

tree-a-day-douglas-fir

Tree a Day

Woldgate-with-red trees-David-Hockney

David Hockney

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ARTmonday: 26 Swimmers

With a pool outside my window, and a tiny glimpse of ocean yonder, this collection of pools, divers, and swimmers, pulled from my Pinterest boards, seems an appropriate post for today. Yes, I’m in Florida again. Don’t hate me!

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Alex Katz

swimmer-Samantha-French

Samantha French

Swimming-Pool-Love-Sarah-Boyts-Yoder

Sarah Boyts Yoder

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Kobayashi Kokei

swimmers-kate-pugsley

Kate Pugsley

Pool-Valeriya-Volkova

Valeriya Volkova

david-hockney-Hollywood-Swimming-Pool

David Hockney

david-hockney-modern-house-pool

David Hockney

swim-Jing-Wei

Jing Wei

diver-alessandro-gottardo

Alessandro Gottardo

diving-Onchi-Kôshirô

Kôshirô Onchi

hiroshi-sugito-&-yoshitomo-nara

Hiroshi Sugito & Yoshitomo Nara

Kirkland-Bray-Gathering-at-Lake-Popular

Kirkland Bray

Rineke-Dijkstra-self-portrait

Rineke Dijkstra

swim-Margaux-Williamson

Margaux Williamson

pool-Daniel-Lachenmeier

Daniel Lachenmeier

swim-Lisa-Congdon

Lisa Congdon

swim-Bernardo-Carvalho

Bernardo Carvalho

Drawing of Water Swimmers

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swim-katherine-bradford

Katherine Bradford

Swim-PineconeCamp-Etsy

PineconeCamp, Etsy

nude-guy-pool-david-hockney

David Hockney

pool-illustration

Charlotte Trounce

Brian Rea Illustrator Jumping

Brian Rea

Sophia Martineck

Sophia Martineck

swim-Juka-Araikawa

Juka Araikawa

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Saturday Say It: William Morris Knows Best

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Hand-lettered wisdom from William Morris by Lisa Congdon

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