10.25x9 watercolor on paper done a week ago after spending most of the day traipsing through Lincoln National forest by Bonito Lake, New Mexico. Signs of early autumn were beginning to be evident with trees losing their leaves and cooler temperatures. This was not drawn on location however, but an entirely made up scene of aspen trees. Negative painting done in the middle and far background. When dry I flicked splatters of dark brown paint to indicate leaves.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.