Aspens, 9 x 12", Oil on Artist Board, 2012. Autumn gold was prolific in the mountains around Breckenridge in the fall of 2012. Veins of color ran rich all around. I felt like a 49er, panning for gold colors in the hillsides, mountains, and streams. My art buddies and I oohed and ahed our way through a week of plein air painting in and around Breckenridge. We had timed our visit just right and arrived for the fall peak. I love the natural complements of orange and blue and yellow and purple in this clump of aspens.
Location: Breckenridge, Colorado.Keywords: alla prima (225), Colorado (3), landscape (174), plein air (252).