These two paintings were inspired by all things orange. Particularly the sudden appearance this week of wonderful orange butterflies everywhere. Mariposa is Spanish for butterfly. I even saw a few of them near timberline yesterday when I went up to Mt Evans to see the changing leaves. Even the tundra up there at a distance looks like an orange velvet covering the hills. And yes, of course the Denver Broncos wore orange when they whipped up on the Cowboys last weekend!
La Mariposa I 6x6 Acrylic and pencil on Ampersand Gessoboard
La Mariposa II 6x6 Acrylic and pencil on Ampersand Gessoboard