Friday, July 22, 2011


I guess everyone gets the desire to do sunflowers at one time or another.  I had put these in my favorite blue lock top jar and found I must try to paint this.  I wish it had been looser but maybe next time.

Here is an in progress photo with my $45 easel from a local antique store.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cowboy Study

I have been planning on doing a painting of cowboys at work.  I got this photo from a cattle drive just up the river from Dolores.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wilson Arch

This is just above Wilson Arch looking down.  I have always been fascinated by the shadows that creep up the sides of the red rock cliffs as the sun sets creating wonderful contrasts.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Springtime in the Rockies (revisited)

The first posting of this was what was finished in the field.  This is with the touch-ups that were needed.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Spring at Dallas Peak

This was another painting from my trip with Veryl and Carole.  It needed a little touch up before I could post it.  This may not technically be Dallas peak but if it isn't it is right next to it.  I loved the lights and shadows on the mountain and snow.

Since I am on the subject, I would also like to tell you about a landscape class Carole Cooke is going to be doing here in southwest Colorado.  She is a fabulous landscape painter (see picture below) and I am looking forward to taking her class as well.  If you are interested in taking her class, here are the particulars and a link to sign up!

Note: I am having trouble posting all of the information because of some formatting issue but the link should take you to her site so you can sign up.


August 24 thru 26th, 2011
Mancos, Colorado

Mancos is located in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern Colorado.

Workshop Dates:
August 24, 25 and 26
9 am to 4 pm


Reserve Your Space:
Phone - 970.731.2015 or Email through this web site.

Please include your name, address, telephone number and some examples of your work or a website link and a short paragraph as to what you hope to gain from the class.

Students are responsible for their own transportation, meals and lodging.  Information of local accommodations, restaurants, directions, logistics, class schedule and supply list will be provided upon registration.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Setting up for the Art Walk

I haven't been able to post for the last few weeks mostly because of getting things ready for haying, ridding the property of some of the weeds and entering shows.

Today I am in Denver at the Cherry Creek Art Walk.  Saks Gallery wanted some of the Plein Air Artists of Colorado to paint in the area to promote the show.  I got up early and found this scene of sun lit tents to do my warm up on.  It is really distracting because there are some really amazing artists and I am definitely going back for a look when everyone is open.  It still needs some touch up spots but I think I got the gist of it.