In all seasons the Aspen trees are beautiful. However, “Soft November” can be a time after fall and before the hard winter freezes up all the landscape.
Watercolor is the perfect medium to paint the delicate and soft look of the peony bloom. Using watercolor for the blooms and acrylic for the foliage made a great contrast to accent the firm leaves against the flower’s “Pretty N Pink” blooms.
This scene can still be found in the mountains of New Mexico. I used the local color of the adobe walls and tin roofs with a separate painting behind it in sepia tones to emphasize the village’s heritage of worship.