Afternoon Air


9×12 oils on canvas paper mounted on wood

There exists a fleeting yet captivating moment each season when the sun begins its descent, casting a warm, golden glow upon the landscape. It’s a time when summer’s vibrant energy gradually ebbs away, giving way to the melancholic allure of autumn’s embrace. This bittersweet transition evokes a sense of yearning, a longing for the familiar warmth of the past while simultaneously embracing the inevitable change that lies ahead.

Inspired by this poignant interplay of seasons, I painted on a piece of canvas paper adorned with a harmonious blend of transitioning blues, oranges, and pinks. Each brushstroke captures the essence of change, the gradual transformation from one chapter to the next, mirroring the evolution we experience as individuals. Just as the seasons seamlessly shift, so too do we undergo continuous growth and metamorphosis. We shed our old selves, embracing new experiences, and adapting to the ever-changing tides of life. This piece serves as a gentle reminder that change, though inevitable, is not an end but rather a portal to new beginnings.

As you gaze upon this tranquil tapestry of hues, allow yourself to be transported to that enchanting liminal space between seasons. Embrace the bittersweet beauty of change, knowing that within the embrace of transformation lies the promise of new beginnings.

“…how I feel autumn’s ache.”
– Virginia Woolf, from a letter to Violet Dickinson written c. September 1907