Here's a new work available at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN titled Fireside Birches. I started this one during a presentation in February at the gallery, and I originally wanted this one to be just a simple blue sky background that would contrast nicely with the birch trees. But as I worked on it, I just felt the warm colors of autumn tugging at me and just had to answer the call. I finished this one during a stretch of cold weather so it's only natural to be thinking about warm colors. :) Speaking of warm, the weather is finally turning here in Duluth, MN .. old man winter is packing his bags .. bring on spring!