“Autumn Light” was inspired by the anticipation of the beautiful colors of fall. I live in the Ozarks, and we have some of the most beautiful fall foliage around. People get out and just drive around looking the wide variety of colors produced by the different kinds of trees. I wanted to give a representation in my painting of just how vibrant the colors can seem. The backyard setting came from memories of home when our trees would turn each fall. The last addition was the leaf pile and rake, because that job was always mine!