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Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature Art

By Artbycedar

Here is “Sun Through Aspens.”

Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtSun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

This commissioned piece was for a client who recently moved into their family home in New Mexico.

Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtDetail: Sun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

They wanted a piece of art to celebrate the sense of place, family history, and a warm, sunny energy full of life and nature.

Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtDetail: Sun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtDetail: Sun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

The client gave me complete artistic license.

Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtArtist with art: Sun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

They sent me many images of things that inspire them, to give me an idea of the kind of mood they wanted in their new artwork.

Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtDetail: Sun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

A pattern emerged in their inspiration images: bright, saturated colors, and most importantly warm colors, lots of orange, gold, pink, and bright greens.

Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtDetail: Sun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtDetail: Sun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Bright light in the sky, and winding branches of trees.

Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtSun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

I combined all of those desired visual elements into something new.

Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtSun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

This image is not of a real place. I collaged together images of different places, then incorporated light and color in a way that makes the heart soar.

Sun Through Aspens | Warm and Wild Southwest Nature ArtArtist with art: Sun Through Aspens. 30″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas, © 2022 Cedar Lee

Prints of this painting are available.


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