The fall colors of mountain aspens called to me on a bright afternoon. I began with drawing on primed canvas with oil sticks and completed the painting with full color using brushes loaded with oil paint.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Anita L. West

Aspen Waltz

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 4 oz.



Anita L. West
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Getting to Know Anita L.

Inspired by the landscapes of her native New Mexico, Anita West’s work conveys the unique light effects of the southwest. She begins with an underpainting drawn with an oil stick to gives her work a classical look. Shen then paints directly with oils, bringing full color to the scene. Anita enjoys teaching art and sharing her experience with the creative process with others.