The Plein Air Denver Festival is this month and next. We are to paint any scene we like within the "Golden Triangle" area downtown. This is a view looking north on 13th St., from behind the Denver Art Museum. The block where I sat to paint was fenced off because the other half was being graded and resurfaced. It was a hot day and a noisy street, but the view inspiring.
A few days ago I drove to Boulder to paint with the plein air group at the Teller Farm open space. It was an extremely hot day and one other painter was there. I found a new way to secure my sun umbrella, in spite of stony ground! This week I plan to join the artists painting in Denver Plein Air Festival at the downtown "Golden Triangle"
When painting en plein air I’m drawn into a deeper sense of the beauty of the landscape. Capturing in paint some essence of God’s handiwork is an intriguing thrill. Shapes and colors change constantly via the elements, like a kaleidoscope turning as it is held up to the light. Sunlight and shadow, the movement of a breeze, makes painting en plein air so much more stimulating than painting from a photo.
I work to capture that flash of wonder the light reveals to me. Spontaneity contributes to the energy that comes through in my painting. My painting is a celebration of light and color. Light is a metaphor of Christ the creator. Light reveals color, exposing immediate substance. It reveals depth and detail. Light communicates relationships, revealing nuances that continuously change, yet have a timeless source. My Paintings are for sale in the sales gallery of Butler Institute of American Art & The Hoyt Art Center Gift Shop & on Etsy as "Pleinairimpressions". It is my privilege to be a participant in various juried artist shows, Denver Plein Air in Colorado, Ohio Plein Air Society, Butler Museum of American Art, & The Hoyt in New Castle, PA.