Aspen Splendor

Watercolor landscape painting with autumn aspens by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Aspen Splendor

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 7.5”h x 7.5”w, 2015.

Autumn in the mountain valleys of Klamath County is beautiful. The aspen trees are flaming gold or orange and contrast artistically against the green and blue mountains and hills in the background. This location was south and west of Fort Klamath near the west side of the Klamath Valley. It made a splendid scene for another aspen painting.

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Sorrel in Autumn

Oil painting of horse, fence, and aspens by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Sorrel in Autumn

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 34″h x 48″w, 2010.

This painting depicts a scenic aspen filled forest in Rocky Point, Oregon that I often hiked past. The autumn colors of the aspen contrast beautifully with the green hues of Ponderosa Pine needles. A perky sorrel horse gazes at the viewer. This sorrel horse had such a proud attitude, so I felt he was a perfect complement to this colorful and bright aspen forest. There is such a diversity of colors, and textures. There are aspens, pines, brush, and grasses, and the fence appears to be an aspen fence. This scene is typical of the lush, beautiful aspens of Rocky Point in the fall.

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Rocky Point Meadow Elk

Oil painting of elk in meadow by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Rocky Point Meadow Elk

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 12″h x 16″w, 2008.

Rocky Point, Oregon was an inspiring place to live, especially in the autumn when the aspen changed color in the big meadow beneath Pelican Butte. Though I never witnessed elk in this meadow, I certainly encountered them elsewhere in the area, so I created this painting as I imagined they used to be before white man settled the area.

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Brother Elk

Watercolor painting of two elk in aspens by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Brother Elk

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 15″h x 18 1/2″w, 1992.

Two bull elk stand in an aspen grove that surrounded Swauger Creek in the Sweetwater Mountains near Bridgeport, California.

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