Valerie Rogers Painting inspiration

Every day can be the source of my inspiration to paint. This summer has been full of wonderful hikes in the mountains around Salmon Arm. The air has been clear of the wild fire smoke that plagued us the last two years.  Hiking is a chance to get into the woods and really enjoy the nature that inspires me.

There seems to be triple the chipmunks in the forest as usual….also the pinecones are spectacular and they litter the trails with their intricate beauty.  So more than a few have come home with me….and there you have the source of this painting. I think that this image will be one of my Christmas cards this year.  Wow…I am ahead of usual self!

chipmunk pinecone by Valerie Rogers