Russell enjoys to visit Colorado in the fall the most, when fall colors are in their full glory. During one Autumn visit, winter snow had already arrived, creating a contrast of cold snow to warm fall colors. The Colorado mountains offer a welcome change from Arizona. The river valleys, mountain lakes, the aspen forests… offer new inspiration.

Colorado Oil Paintings

Many of these oil paintings are painted with a palette knife. The knife offers an expressive way to paint that is more textural and sculptural. Russell appreciates the sense of energy created from the repeating textural elements. To learn more about Russell’s Colorado paintings, send a message.