Northeast Fall Foliage

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

-Albert Camus

One of the highlights of going to the northeast in the fall is the autumn colors which the area is rightly famous for. And it looks like I’d be timing it perfectly, as I did some research to find when the peak times would be in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

To put this all into a sketch, I chose to do it in the form of a map. So with a few reference materials I created a fall foliage map. Included a Albert Camus quote, a compass rose, and a key.

I couldn’t wait  to become one of the “leaf peepers” and paint some of the autumnal scenes in New England. Before flying to Logan, I prepared my paint palette with autumnal colors: burnt sienna, Winsor yellow, olive green, Quinacridone gold, alizarin crimson, cobalt blue, and cadmium orange.