"Red Mountain Aspens"
16" X 12", acrylic on panel
This painting is based on a photo I took on one of my hikes in the Wasatch mountains. The hike was during summer so obviously I took my liberties with color. This painting was mostly done with a palette knife as well. I really should have got out for an autumn hike this year, but I didn't, the painting will have to do.
12" X 9", acrylic on panel
I can't help it, I look at trees when driving, a lot, they are actually a roadside distraction for me. Especially in autumn, not just because of the colors, but once the leaves start thinning out I see more of the tree's structure. Whenever I see an interesting tree I have the urge to stop, get out of the car and photograph it, of course I have to resist that urge when on the freeway. I decided to leave the palette knives on the table for this one and only used brushes.