Aspens like to have lots of friends. After all they are connected by one root system, and often grow in groups as well as separately. More of these aspen paintings are posted on my website: SpohnStudio.com
Aspens are magical. They can be straight and tall rising to the sky with shaking leaves; or they can have twists and turns in their trunks like they were frozen while dancing in the night. This painting depicts two of those dancers. I wonder which song they danced with so rhythmically.
Thank you Philippe Boutry for creating the riddles for this treasure hunt. The riddles from France were first published in July. Then the remaining riddles were published in August. Many tried to solve those riddles and were stumped. Personally, I found them a bit puzzling myself. But then there are those who excel at puzzle solving. Just like there are others who excel at art or writing.... When we all use our talents, the world is a better place.
The treasure chest has been found by Jason and
Sarah Winder. Congratulations! The prize is an original oil painting, 12
x 12 inches, titled, ‘Ysengrin, the Wolf and Butterflies’. They had a partner in France named Eric. Eric will receive a print of the painting.
You should click HERE to
view the actual digging of the treasure when they found the treasure
chest! It is a great little video. Jason reports that he is a Geocacher,
so finding hidden things was one of his specialties. He said,
"scavenger hunts and puzzles are things I love! I usually do all my
hunting with GPS coords but really enjoy the hunts with less accuracy
for more of a challenge". He reports that once he got to the area he
found the treasure within 20 minutes. Several other treasure hunters
were looking for the buried treasure chest before Jason but were unable
to locate the exact position of the treasure chest.
This is the first painting in a series of four aspen paintings all painted on the same size wood panel. I tried to look for more unusual aspens,with twisted trunks or a curve in their trunks and focus on using those images for this painting.