Learn how to paint nature with @jenniferlaurelkeller throughout 2018! This painting series will cover landscapes, botanicals, and animals - every month! Reserve your spot for January now, while seats last .
Happy November! Pictured above is “November Junipers” by Clyde Aspeig.
To Clyde Aspevig, painting expresses human emotion better than any other medium. The divine nature of light reveals to the receptive eye the timeless interaction of land forms and sky, water, flora, soil and rock. If he has any "mission" beyond the canvas in his creative endeavors, it is simply a wish to call attention to the timeless, intrinsic worth of our natural environment.
“In November Junipers, I tried to arrange the shape, color and texture in a somewhat hierarchal system of dominance. Through the chaos, the scene begins to self- organize. The viewers eye eventually comes to rest in the articulation of shapes in the foreground with the rust colored juniper as the accent”
“Lichens of the Pygmy Forest”. At Salt Point State Park there’s an area where the soil is shallow— a layer of hard pan limits the growth of trees. So cypress, pine and redwood trees stay small even when they’re full grown. There is a wonderful diversity of lichens here.