For the August show in the SPACe gallery, I needed a depiction of what “Autumn” looks like to me. Well, that could mean a number of things, and my first impression was that autumn marks the end of my days of wearing short shorts for the season, which I always find a bit sad. If I had my way, I’d have summer all year long. I could see that this was going to take a bit of thought to find something appropriate.
After rolling it around in my head for a couple of days, it jumped up and slapped me in the face… Autumn is chile roasting season! Around here, chile roasting is an annual event that everyone takes part in, by waiting patiently in line at the roasters with a bushel or two. It’s a tradition, and keeps us fed for a year until the next season.
So, there you have it. My idea of autumn. In watercolor. Now on display at the gallery.