FIRST SNOW, BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON
This is my first painting of 2017. I am excited about a new year, with new painting opportunities and much more to learn about painting. I received two special books for Christmas about two of my favorite artists, Richard Schmid and Joaquin Sorolla. Both of these artist are fabulous painters within the plein air community and it is my hope that I can paint my of my work from life this year.
This painting is inspired by a trip to Utah last fall. I took some family members there for the first time and we explored the area of Cottonwood Canyon where Brighton Ski resort is located. How interesting it was to hike in an area where I had only skied before. To see those wide swathes of ground that become a ski run in winter, was a new experience. Of course the Aspen trees were at their most beautiful, so I ear marked the reference for future use.