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A glorious mosaic of gold, orange, and red carpets the green grass of summer…brilliant colors, shapes, and textures only nature could provide…somehow, with each passing year, the transition becomes more beautiful…may these brilliant paintings, with their autumnal brushstrokes, offer you a vibrant echo of the season

esteban vicente, 1962 ~ orange, red, black

Orange, Red, Black ~ Esteban Vicente, 1962

pierre bonnard, 1943 ~ fruit sur la tapis rouge

Fruit sur la Tapis Rouge ~ Pierre Bonnard, 1943

gustave courbet, 1871 ~ three red apples

Three Red Apples ~ Gustave Courbet, 1871

mark rothko, 1949 ~ violet, black, orange, yellow on white and red

Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red ~ Mark Rothko, 1949

wolf kahn ~ red ridge, 2013

Red Ridge ~ Wolf Kahn, 2013

bernard cathelin ~ bouquet de roses d'Inde

Bouquet de Roses D’Inde ~ Bernard Cathelin

esteban vicente, 1996 ~ red across

Red Across ~ Esteban Vicente, 1996

guy bardone ~ la jatte de citrons

La Jatte de Citrons ~ Guy Bardone

wolf kahn ~ bold color, 2011

Bold Color ~ Wolf Kahn, 2011

helen frankenthaier, 1970 ~ orange downpour

Orange Downpour ~ Helen Frankenthaier, 1970

wolf kahn ~ gray, orange, black and red, 2013

Gray, Orange, Black and Red ~ Wolf Kahn, 2013

peter joseph, 1988 ~ bright orange with green

Bright Orange with Green ~ Peter Joseph, 1988

edouard vuillard, 1905 ~ in the red room

In the Red Room ~ Edouard Vuillard, 1905

mark rothko ~ ochre and red on red, 1954

Ochre and Red on Red ~ Mark Rothko, 1954

painted leaves

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Inspired by Thoreau’s Autumnal Tints, his classic essay on the colors of fall, I collected a variety of leaves from my neighborhood and photographed them at their peak…how I adore their imperfections and curled up corners! At the outset, I was determined to capture the most colorful and unblemished leaves…but as my work progressed, I discovered they all had some sort of unique flaw…maybe it was a hole or an uneven edge…in any case, these flaws are what made them beautiful…may we all be inspired by life’s perfect imperfections!

“October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is the sunset sky; November the later twilight.” ~ an excerpt from Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau

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photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

painted skies

Expressive skies as seen through the eyes of some of my favorite artists…

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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Detail from The Roofs of Paris ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Wind Swept Sands, Shinnecock, Long Island ~ William Merritt Chase, 1894

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Le Havre, Stormy Skies over the Estuary ~ Eugene Boudin, 1894

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Wooded Plateau, Fontainebleau ~ Camille Corot, 1835-1840

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French Coastal Scene ~ Charles-Francois Daubigny, 1868

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Clouds ~ Fyodor Vasilyev

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Cabasson Landscape (study) ~ Henri-Edmond Cross, 1896-1899

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Above the Clouds ~ Georgia O’Keeffe, 1962-1963

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In the Patio VIII ~ Georgia O’Keeffe, 1950

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Hanging the Laundry out to Dry ~ Berthe Morisot, 1875

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Mountain Mist ~ Albert Bierstadt

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Fontainebleau, Storm over the Plains ~ Camille Corot, 1822

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Seascape Near Trouville ~ Gustave Courbet

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Sky Study ~ Edgar Degas, 1869

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Farm Scene ~ John Henry Twatchman, 1888-1891

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The Roofs of Paris ~ Vincent Van Gogh, 1886

an expressive sky

  An expressive sky…mother nature’s brushstrokes in all their glory!

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photography by danielle boudrot

onions

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I just couldn’t resist photographing these fresh picked onions…a rustic wooden box provides the perfect backdrop for these aubergine jewels…

art for the eyes and body

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photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

Onions from Lexington Community Farm, Lexington Massachusetts

swan lake

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this afternoon’s snow globe flakes and steel gray water provided the perfect backdrop for a winter swan ballet…I wish you could have been there with me to experience this tranquil dance of snow and nature

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photography by danielle boudrot ~ 1/18/14

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with love, joy and beauty!

chagall

A village in winter ~ Marc Chagall, 1930

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