Peaceful October: A peaceful evening in October brought forth colors that are often associated with the popular fall month. With marsh grass tinged a pumpkin shade of orange and the sky rich in blends of blue and pink hues, the painting portrays the natural color change of the seasons. One reason I decided to paint this particular landscape was because of the way that the clouds dash at length across the sky, making the sky seem endlessly expansive. The colors of this far-reaching sky seem to dip into the water, swirling the fall colors together. The resulting portrait leaves the viewer with the peaceable feeling that comes as the summer cools into fall.