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.
The “Gorge”, formed thru violent eruptions and force, is a transformed landscape of awesome beauty. The sepia tones represent past times melting into the NOW. Not unlike the beauty of a transformed life in the hands of God.
I chose the American Kestrel as my subject because of the beautiful feathers. This predator’s natural coloring, a camouflage in the bird’s habitat, portrays God’s wisdom for each of His creatures; Each perfectly suited to their task.
Nothing seems to reflect light and shadow better than snow. While painting this winter scene I played with the glow of sunlight that creates color in the white of the tree trunks and the snow revealing the reds, yellows and blues everywhere.