|Last Light by Scott Ruthven|
24"x18" Oil on canvas
I painted this in the studio from an 12"x9" painting I did on site while hiking and camping in the Rainbow Lakes area West of Boulder Colorado. While painting the plein air study, the setting sun was baking my face which was fine until it hit an angle that also reflected off of the lake. At that point I couldn't see anything so I stopped painting and enjoyed the setting sun.
This painting is about the lifecycle of nature...acknowledging the strength and vibrancy of one living tree and the weathered remnant of another. I've also painted in a cutthroat trout...can you find it?
Here is a picture of my son with one of these trout. He fly fished while I painted. Jake (my son) is purely a catch and release guy. So fun to watch these trout come up from the depths to take a dry fly.
If you like fly fishing, check out Jake's blog at: http://finsonthefly.blogspot.com/
Thanks for your comments and "likes"