Monday, October 31, 2011

View from the Balcony

Yesterday PAAC was invited to demonstrate at the Mt. Vernon Country Club, Golden, Colorado. The Clear Creek Conservancy planned the event in to raise funds for land conservation. Artist  Debby McAllister made a wonderful model to set off the purple mountain shadows & sun warmed highlights.
9" x 12"       Oil Painting     $450 

Friday, October 28, 2011

South Platte River

I met PAAC this Tuesday at the South Platte Reservoir. A friend suggested I walk a little distance to find a good view of the river (very shallow that day) & the mountains. There was so much information I could not begin to capture the day. Early afternoon the clouds rolled in and the cool front finally sent me home. Now, the more I look at the painting the more I am pleased with how it came together.
20" x 16"      Oil Painting          $850

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Plein Air Denver Show

The two paintings below were accepted into the Denver Plein Air show that will hang in the Denver Library from the 15th of November to the end of December.
"Doors Into The Past"

"Course Of Life"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yale Open Space.

Today I tried to find the Castle Rock PAAC group, then drove hours until I gave up and headed home, only to find this ideal Open Space at Wadsworth & Yale. Wish the rest of you had been there.
12" x 16"     Oil           $660

Afternoon near Lone Tree

This week's first PAAC paint-out was in a lovely garden park SW of Denver. The artists were doing great paintings of the pumpkin patch and the distant mountains and little curved bridges. I walked the park over, but could not feel drawn to any view. Jon planned to paint near Lone Tree later, so I asked if I could trail along. Finally, I could settle. An artist can do a fabulous painting of anything, but, this place somehow felt more real.
12" x 16"     Oil        $550

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Foxton Road along Platte River

The next day Jerusha & I drove west from Denver to Foxton then along the SW Platte River Road. They were doing a controled burn while we were there, which hazed up the mountains in the valley. We saw bear scat around where we painted, but were releived no bear appeared. When we left I realized I had left my sunglasses on, so not sure how true the color/values are. But, the sun shown bright on the red rock hillside and as the afternoon waned the purple shadows on the left crept in.

12" x 16"    Oil Painting      $850

Hallett Peak

8" x 10"        Oil Painting          $350

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Guenella Pass

This past week another artist ( drove up the Guenella Pass to paint. We drove to the very top, where Jon told me that on a clear day one could see the peaks of four 1400 foot mountains, Gray's Peak, Mount Evans, & two others. The weather that day was a mix of snow, sleet, wind and rain, oh and at times the sun shown. We drove back down a few 100 feet to get a little protection from the wind. A study light rain continued mixed with sleet at times, only stopping and clearing in the mid afternoon when we were chilled through.  For some reason passers by told us we were dedicated artists. What a great day!
12" x 16"       Oil          $550

Turkey Creek Road

Another artist invited us to paint on his mountain property along Turkey Creek Road. The sun's glow on the golden  aspen trees in this ravine drew me to this scene.
16" x 12"      Oil       $450

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blue River

This week, midweek, I drove west into the mountains to paint this scene of the Blue River.
12" x 16"    Oil Painting       $450