This painting was fun for me to paint. I used a Burnt Sienna on the forest floor to contrast the bold bright blue of the trees and a softer Grey-blue to balance the other colors. I love painting light in transparent watercolor. With the use of white paper, and glazes of sheer paint, one color glows through another creating a luminous effect. I enjoy watching the painting develop and come alive before my eyes. This piece is on paper mounted to a cradled wood panel.

- Nancy Muren

Aspen Forest

Watercolor painting on wood
Stained wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

20" h x 16" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 4 oz.



Nancy Muren
Salem, Oregon

Getting to Know Nancy

Nancy Muren likes to slow down and appreciate the unique qualities in overlooked items. She feels that in our rapid lifestyle, and with all our new gadgets, “we might miss something very interesting and beautiful.” That’s what she hopes to portray in her paintings. She also finds inspiration in her four grown children. When she’s not painting, she enjoys walking, swimming, riding her bike and hunting for treasures at thrift stores and estate sales. She currently lives in California. Fun fact: on her dad’s side, her ancestors were on the first boat of settlers headed to the shores of Quebec, Canada.