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View from my Studio

By Barbara Waterman-Peters

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Barbara Waterman-Peters

We have stumbled into a gorgeous autumn with its lovely colors, startlingly blue sky and chilly nights. On gray days blessed with rain the colors are even richer as though just applied to paper with a juicy wash of watercolor. Leaves are dropping and scattering in the wind, their hues fading all too soon.

The light changes in the fall. It is sharper—great for painting—as it aims itself through my window.

Autumn is my favorite time of year because it brings my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, and its colors are breathtaking.  Somehow nature is closer to us when trees shower us with leaves and warn us of approaching winter. It is a time for reflection and preparation.

At the moment, I am reflecting on current projects and ideas for them surround me like leaves tossed by the wind. Their colors will disappear if I fail to rake them in quickly.

“Clay & Paint: Bradley, Peters, & BW-P”

Two ceramic artists and one painter will show works that address different ways to approach the surface of an object. Opening First Friday October 5 from 4:00-8:30 PM, the show will run through November in conjunction with the Kansas Artist Craftsman Association Conference November 16-17.

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