The clouds were low the other day, a sure sign of colder weather coming. I ran up to Lizard Head pass to catch them hanging in between the mountains and I was not disappointed. The clouds usually change fast but this scene stayed somewhat similar for a while. I love this area and this particular morning was an exceptional view. I still have a couple of refinements to do, but it is mostly done.
The clouds were building above Ute Mountain the other day and I was captivated by the view. I did a very small, fast, oil sketch to catch the colors and work out the composition, I may post the little one too. Then I started on this. I had to work fast because the clouds, of course, are constantly changing. I also took some photos to help save some information because storms were building around me as well lightning and all.
This is a wedding present for a dear friend's daughter. She is getting married in a barn in memory of her mother...who loved barns. I have always admired this one and hope it will always bring fond memories of her mom.
Wow, where did the summer go. I got so busy with obligations that I didn't get much time to paint. With September here, things are quieting down and I am ready to paint. The Durango group is doing their open portrait on Tuesdays this fall from 9am to noon and I couldn't wait to attend.
I wish I would have gotten this lovely girl's name, I was happy to paint her.