Thursday, November 17, 2011

Aspen Glow and Peak

Another 16 x 20 of aspen from Rampart Range with Pikes Peak in the distance. This was from the Lovell Gulch Trail. I hiked it in October and didn't bring my camera. This view was worth going back
to get a photo reference.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Aspen Energy

I've been waiting for months to paint this, from Rampart Range when the aspen were turning for the last time, what a beautiful drive. There is a series I want to do of this, really looking forward to painting more. The energy of the color was fabulous. I just read in Frank Waters book "Colorado" how settlers sometimes thought the bright sunlit aspen were a forest fire. The colors are the same, brilliant reds and yellows and oranges just glow with the afternoon backlighting.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Water Lilies

16 x 20 oil from a photo I took several years ago when Denver Botanical Gardens had its "Monet" Garden. It was lovely and not as far of a trip as Giverny. Had wanted to paint this scene for awhile, just before my trip to Taos, and just varnished it today. I like the composition and texture.

Aspen near Cripple Creek

They were really stunning this year, and you had to be there to believe all the color variety. Backlit against the shadowy hills, they were a color riot. For sale at Seven Arrows Gallery in Woodland Park

Aspen in Fall

A 6 x 8 oil done on location on Rampart Range Road after a hike there with my dog. It was getting later in the day, and skies were overcast. Made for more brilliant color without so much contrast. This one is framed and for sale at Seven Arrows Gallery in Woodland Park.