With all my skiis through winter aspen tree forests in Ouray, Colorado, I can't help but paint them.
Each winter morning the light comes through the trees and streaks the forest floor with cool pinks and blues, and the trees are back-lit with white ribbons running straight up their sides. The cool blues are a suave complement to the thousands of creamy white trees dancing endlessly around them.
I’m always curious about the markings on aspen tree trunks, especially the century-old art of Basque sheepherders that roamed our mountains. I convey these trunk expressions with scraps of patterned papers I’ve bought, collected or been gifted by traveling friends.
Up close you'll see wonderful scrapes through the bark to depict the sweet lines that run across the soft trunks. And deep drips onto the forest floor, with a whimsical yellow light.
This painting was created with professional quality acrylic painting, and has a professional lightfastness. This original artwork is wired and ready to hang - no frame needed.
4' x 4'