Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What a beautiful morning. The weather couldn't be nicer and the location at Castlewood Canyon was just like I never want to leave. This pastel painting is a little larger than what I normally paint (12x16) en plein air (9x12) but the last one went by so fast that I thought I could try a size larger to enjoy the morning more. Also this is a really rough texture board so I will try a little smoother texture next time. The colors were not at their full bloom yet so another week and the canyon will be calling, as well as Lair o the Bear and Central City and Peak to Peak and and...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

avacado oil 9x12
Unlike the past few weeks where the weather was beautiful, this morning was cold and a little breezy. Instead of hiking up Waterton Canyon we decided to go some where safe in case it decided to rain. The Washington Park area by the boat house and the flower gardens worked out nicely. This is also the time to change from oils to pastel. I will need to bring a bigger surface to work on since this painting went very fast. fun fun fun. Last week I did a quick studio study of an avacado just for fun.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wow was today a beautiful day, the temperature was perfect, the light was clear and bright with a few clouds to keep things interesting and the trees have slightly turned towards the yellow spectrum. It will be a few more weeks before they turn to the red and gold we expect to see reflecting in the water. I will be going back in about 2 to 3 weeks to catch the clor. Next week I want to go to Waterton Canyon, and hike a little ways back to catch the shadow on the water.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hi Everyone, The next paint out for Tues. Sept.15th is to be at the Lair o the bear. The colors should be starting and the reflections in the water there has always been fun to paint. Start at 9 in the parking lot, See you there.

a couple of lemons

Here are a couple of lemons, he he he, always wanted to say that. They are painted on foam core primed with art spectrum pastel & multimedia primer. One is a pastel painting which is what it is primarily used for and the other is an oil painting. I learned that while the texture is cool for both the oil painting brushes take a beating. Duh! They are both 9x12 and are along the lines of a painting a day thought process. Enjoy, they are fun to paint.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This painting from Highline canal is both fun and interesting because as the morning past by, there were women on horses and friendly dogs and lots of distractions. The air was clear and many of the trees were showins signs of change. Next weeks trip to the Lair O' the Bear should be lots of fun with trees showing their brighter side.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Hi Everyone, The next paint out for Tues. Sept. 8th is at Highline Canal at S. Dahlia and Quincy. See you there.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Light at Wash Park was really warm. Because of the fires in Calif. the air was thicker than normal and kind of hazy.