Friday, December 5, 2014

Afternoon Aspen

Afternoon Aspen
Oil  24" x 18"

This aspen painting is from the same grove as the last post.  I've written about aspens in past posts and am writing about them again.  Aspens usually grow in large clonal colonies, coming from the same seedling.  They spread by way of root suckers.  New trees in a colony my shoot up over 100 feet away from the parent tree.  Aspens can live from 40 - 150 years above ground.  the root system can last longer.  Aspen groves are able to survive forest fires because the roots are below the heat of the fire.


Steven W. Dunn said...

Hi Pam
This is beautiful! Love the composition/placement of all the tree trunks (line) as well as the massing of colors.
I visit your blog often and enjoy your creations so much.
Your blog friend

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Steven, You made my morning. So great to sit here with my coffee and read your note.

hmuxo said...

This is so beautiful, Pam. Gorgeous colors on these trees!