Sunday, June 19, 2011

PAAC Show at Saks

Next Friday is the opening for the PAAC (Plein Air Artists of Colorado) show at Saks Galleries in Denver.  There are many incredibly talented artists in this show and it is really worth a look.  I was humbled and honored to be juried in this year with two of my paintings, "First Snow" and "Scattered Show Showers" (below).  Although I can't make it for the opening, I do hope to be there over the 4th of July weekend.  The show is only up for a short time so if you are in the area, please come by and see the show.  We'd love to see you there!

First Snow

Scattered Snow Showers

Friday, June 17, 2011

Springtime in the Rockies

I was lucky enough to be invited to go plein air painting with Veryl Goodnight and Carole Cooke.  Two incredible artists who happen to be the nicest of people as well.  We met up in Ridgeway, Colorado and used it as our base camp to explore the incredible scenery around there.  The weather was absolutely perfect, we couldn't have asked for better weather.  I only got three paintings that were acceptable...I was a little nervous around such great talent.

This was done yesterday and still needs some touch-up but I was happy with it anyway.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brown's Old Farmstead

This is another study from Illinois.  This great old farmstead used to be owned by the Browns.  As the family scattered and the old folks aged, it was in danger of falling into ruin.  Recently a new family has bought it and fixed it up.  I was glad to see this familiar sight back to its former glory.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Morning Haze

I got up before sunrise and went out to paint.  There was a heavy haze in the air that is always great for that feeling of atmosphere.  It is hot and sticky during the day so going out early works well for me.  I am using my small camera and I can't seem to get a clearer shot.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Castles in the Desert

This is another quickie from our road trip. This is just south of Wellington, Utah.

I am traveling back to my parents farm, hopefully I will get some time to paint.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Spring in Price Canyon

This is another sketch of a scene I did while riding in the car.  This is just out of Price, Utah heading on Hwy. 6 toward Soldier Summit.  These are all "quickies" since we were on the move and I wanted to note the scene.   I just couldn't resist trying to capture what I could.