Autumn Emerges, acrylic on board, 24″x24″ framed , 2022
This is painting inspired by Autumn in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado where I live. When the fall weather conditions are just right – warm sunny days and cool nights – the trees turn the brightest yellows and oranges. I love watching the, slow initial change of Color. Usually as early as the beginning of August, I will spot an occasion yellow spot on a random tree here and there. But all of a sudden, as September nears the end, finally a brightly colored landscape emerges in the high country and vails the peaks in almost fluorescent hues. This scene is the epiphany of the Autumn color explosion especially if the sunset rivals the show that the trees put on for a brief moment.