This time of year, when there are just a few leaves left on the trees, reminds me of the artwork of Rick Stevens. I love it – the colors, the textures, the evocative compositions. He paints in oil and pastel, and they are better seen larger and more close up than here.
Check his artwork out on this post but also on his website, Facebook Page, Pinterest, or sign up for his blog. Also here are some interesting videos he has on YouTube: watch him paint, (or paint), see him in plein air, hear a bit of his philosophy, and how he thinks about his work. Enjoy!