Sierra Aspens, 11 x 20 inches, pastel, available.
I just returned from a few days in the snow-frosted Sierra. It is fall in Hope Valley, all the aspens are in full blaze. I spent some time painting with Anita Wolff and her congenial group of students, including my pastel buddy, Susan Levitsky. It was very fun to paint with different people, with a very different approach to painting outdoors. I tether my paintings to a very strong value structure. This group are pure colorists--very fun to watch at work.