Autumn Aspens

I've been dreaming of the yellow aspens for weeks and Matt and I finally had the time to hike through them a few weeks ago. Most of the leaves were beginning to fall already but there were a few vibrant ones that inspired me to work on this painting last Sunday. I picked up a leaf of vibrant yellow from the ground to match my paint colors and took a deep breath of the clean mountain air to remember the refreshing atmosphere as I paint. I spent a few hours on this two Sundays ago and then just finished it up most of last Sunday. Here is what I came up with:

Yellow Aspens by Stephanie Cafasso
Acrylic on canvas