Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Continued

This has been one of the best Autumn seasons we have here in Colorado in a long time. Because of the warm weather that has been lingering, the season has been extended and the colors have been taking their time leaving (no pun intended). This has given me plenty of time to get out and do some painting and capturing resources for fall paintings to come. It's been absolutely wonderful. I went up to Rocky Mountain National Park a couple of times last week with my good friend JohnTaft to get some painting in. I also spent some time painting in Allenspark and Wild Basin area of RMNP. This is a continuation of my last blog where I described the season and why it is so special. I'm posting a few of the paintings I did during this special season. I have never been that fond of painting aspen trees. I like the cottonwoods because they have so much character to them and they are massive and beautiful trees. Their shapes are varied and are so much fun to paint. This season, I forced myself to really get more aqauinted with the aspen trees and get to know their characteristics and as I did I became more fond of them and found them especially intersting. I have a new found appreciation for the aspen tree.

"Aspen Cluster"
10" x 8"
Oil on cnavas

"Early Morning Aspens"
10" x 8"
Oil on canvas


José said...

Hi Jake,

This is one of my favourite subjects and you did a magnificent job.
I found your website through Keith's and I have to say that you guys depict water in a very realistic and yet painterly way, which in my opinion is the best of both worlds.

Best regards,


Jake Gaedtke said...

Thanks, Jose'. That's very kind fo you to say. That's my goal in my painting and to have someone else see it in my work confirms I'm headin gin the right direction. Thanks you!