Autumn Morning on the Rhode River, watercolor, 6.5" x 10"

Autumn Morning on the Rhode River, watercolor, 6.5″ x 10″

One of the ways my husband and I are enjoying the autumn days is by getting in some sailing time and overnights on the boat.  The reward of going out this time of year, despite the cooler weather, is the glorious scenery of the changing trees and the colorful reflections in the water.  This past weekend we anchored in the Rhode River, which is south of Annapolis and empties into the Chesapeake Bay.  The day was clear and calm, making the water glassy.  By the time we had finished drinking our coffee (note: finishing the coffee before painting is important as otherwise I would rinse my brush in the coffee by mistake!) the sun was up and there were a few ripples from other boats.

(This is #84 of 120 paintings.)