Last week went to the Western Slope. The Aspen trees were pretty dramatic. I liked the light green and yellow with the turquoise sky.
Driving by an old burn site, I noticed that the Gambel Oaks were creating the color scheme I wanted (along with the rocks and sky). Gambel Oak is my favorite mountain plant--even more so now that they'd given me a new idea for the color in a painting. Yellow-gold, chartreuse, and orange, mainly, with red and turquoise as accents.
Just finished the new painting, so will post it next, along with the prelim sketches.