I have noticed that poplar trees (aspen) have been quite a popular subject for
artists and collectors over the past year. I'd thought about trying my hand at a
painting of the deciduous trees with their foliage in different golden hues but hadn't
found a particular scene that inspired me until I saw this view (photo reference) while
out for an afternoon drive with my family. The stark white and black of the poplar's
bark and branches creates a vivid and striking variance in a composition.
The acrylic painting below, which I just started this past week, is on a 12" x 24"
canvas. This past autumn I photographed a beautiful stand of poplar trees in their
brilliant yellow foliage. The photograph that I am using as a reference is actually the
result of two photos that I have merged using a program on my computer.