Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mountain Village - SOLD

Another painting from Telluride Colorado.  This little scene was only maybe a mile from our house.  We had limited time so these factors seem to help with the freshness of the scene and limited strokes.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Aspen Sunday

I just returned from a  week long trip to Telluride Colorado with 4 friends.  We painted with a  friend and fellow artist from Telluride, Julee Hutchison.  It was such a grand experience enjoying the wondrous views and it made the time special to be with such great artists and to be with one who knew where the most picturesque sites could be found.  Plein air painting does have it's challenges though.  The first day we spent hours finding "the perfect spot".  In that perfect spot, a gust of wind caught several of our easels.  My easel fell over, my umbrella broke and my painting landed face down in the dirt.  Not to mention I was suffering from Altitude sickness.  Even with those frustrations, how could I not marvel at the beauty all around.  We painted one day adjacent to Ralph Lauren's land, Tom Cruises' home and many little areas where John Wayne filmed.  This painting was one I did near a field of aspen trees. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Lovin' Life - SOLD

This commission was requested by the wife of this young man who is turning 80!  He does not look like he is 80 years old (whatever that looks like) but he does look like someone who knows how to enjoy life.