Aspens with Mountain Maples

Cresting a mountain in southern Utah one autumn morning, I came upon a beautiful stand of trees. Red maples were abundant, along with the yellow aspens one expects to see in the mountain areas of the southwestern United States.

I made some on-the-scene sketches and took lots of photos. Back in my Santa Fe studio, I turned them into three finished paintings.

This painting is one of ten worldwide finalists in the art competition culminating in the December/January 2015 issue of International Artist magazine. Bernard’s painting was among others from the US, Italy, Great Britain, Australia, and Canada. The magazine is for artists by artists from around the world.

Click here to see “Mountain Maples and Aspens” and “Autumn Palette, ” my other paintings of this area.

This original painting is available for purchase.

•    mixed media—oil and acrylic—on canvas, ready for hanging or framing

•    40″ x 30″

•    $2,800 US. (Shipping within the USA is included in the price.)

Contact Bernard Marks if you’re interested.

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This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. No unauthorized use is permitted. All rights reserved.