Aspen trees are lovely all year round but especially in the Fall. I used a burnt sienna on the forest floor to contrast the blues and purple hills to charge the yellow. 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 watercolor is on paper mounted to cradled wood and sealed with clear varnish.

- Nancy Muren

Aspen Hike

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

Signed on front and back

16" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Nancy Muren
Davis, California

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.