Jasper Pine, Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas. "Jasper Pine" was inspired by driving through Jasper National Park when the smoke from forest fires was particularly bad. The trees and mountains were cloaked in a thick haze and were just barely visible. It was an ominous and ethereal experience. The tree in this painting was created using silver leaf. Silver leaf is an interesting medium because it is very reflective which can alter the way you experience the piece. Depending on the way the light hits the painting you either see the tree or you don't much like my experience of driving through the smoke in Jasper.