Work in Progress. I have hesitated to start a painting from this photo reference from Crested Butte for years. Yesterday's small 5 x 7 made me think if I did this one in a smaller format, I could simplify it. I smudged on the color impressions with a large 1 inch flat brush, and the format is only 6 x 8. The lower aspen close-ups I took a q-tip and removed the paint so its a negative space where I can add the vivid transparent yellows to almost white canvas. When it dries further, I will complete the painting.