Beautiful Fall

I had forgotten how incredible fall could be.   I did not spend as much time in my studio as I had planned, because I was distracted by what was probably the last nice day of autumn.  I walked around Humboldt Park for a while.I was reminded of how much I cherish color, and how pure color has the power to affect a person deeply.  It is like hitting the perfect note in a song.  I do not consider myself a spiritual person, nor do I consider my work spiritual.  But I realized yesterday that if it is visions such as these that inspire my paintings, there is no avoiding a spiritual experience.  Whether that experience or not is real or purposeful beyond our experience does not matter, because it still makes us what and who we are.  I took many pictures and look forward to working from them in making paintings and drawing in the next few months.