Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In the Sangre de Cristo range

"Autumn Approach," oil on paper, 13" x 9"

My girls asked me why I paint trees so much instead of dogs or zebras or something really cool...
Its not that I don't like animals, its just that the light that comes through the trees (as in my last post) and the vibrant colors of fall (this post) are so compelling I can't help myself.  Walks in the woods, no matter where I am remind me of my childhood when the grandiose structure of the trees was the only thing creating parameters in our fantasy worlds.  The light and colors just made our journeys into deep imagination that much more magical.