Autumn is near, I can feel it in the air! After an unbearable summer of miserable heat and drought, I am yearning for the cool, brisk breezes of fall. Inspired by the colors of the shifting seasons, I painted a wine bottle vase. The ombré effect embodies the lightening greens of late summer leaves, brightening to the yellows, oranges, and fiery reds of mid fall, fading to brown as winter settles in.
For this project, I painted an empty wine bottle with acrylics in orange, yellow and citrus green, blending at the interfaces. Starting in a cold oven, I baked the bottle at 350 °F for 45 minutes to set the paint, and followed with a protective coat of clear lacquer. Once dry, I wrapped the neck of the bottle in hemp twine.
I found these branches of baby acorns in my backyard after a recent storm. I think they are adorable.
Early autumn is my favorite time of the year! What is yours?