4" X 6" watercolor by Karen Heidler, 2009
As an artist who grew up in the north and now lives in Florida, I miss the glorious display of fall colors. But I traded it for something I love more, the consistently warm weather! This painting was done from a photo I had taken while kayaking on the Weeki Wachee River close to where I live. The subtle colors in trees popped out at me because I hadn't seen them in a long time. You learn to look for the nuances in nature as the colors around you remain mostly the same.