Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
St Elmo Aspens 12x9 oil
Business Award Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival Salida
What great weather during the CMPAF in Salida/Buena Vista CO. What made it even more fun was that I caught some fish in the Arkansas River. Last year I kicked myself in the rear for not taking my fishing pole. Have two addictions satisfied (painting and fishing) made the trip really worth while.
Fertile Ground 11x14 oil
This painting was created the week before when the stamping of panels was getting started in Salida. The day after was a bust because of the wind and clouds and threat of rain hampered the painting sessions. It was probably my mood that did me in and not the weather.
Smyth Fishing Lease 9x12 oil
Here is the bluff above the Arkansas River where I caught a fish. A little brown went for a Blue dun and made my day.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Paint out at Bergen Park with the Pastel Society of Colorado. Watercolor under painting with pastel finishes. Fun stuff. Cool and unfamiliar at the same time. This is definitely out of my comfort zone.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Today at Castlewood Canyon, the weather was rainy in the morning and so I tried to express that here. Something simple, just to get some paint on the canvas quickly. As always, the Colorado weather is great. By Noon-ish the temperature got warm enough to take the jacket off.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Victor CO, Brush Rush, Quick Paint Winner
Just back from Victor CO and the paint Victor Celebrates the Arts En Plein Air. What fun that little town is. Population aprox. 400. But opening night it seemed like a lot more people were there. I met the nicest people. Some artists from Colorado Springs and some traveling artists and a few Denver artists. We all had a good time. Even got to meet some patrons who were truly nice people. I think next year will be even more fun.