Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mt Galbraith Park 11x14
The temperature was a warm 32 degrees and started warming up shortly after the painting got started. What a really nice day although the painting had to move quickly due to the changing weather. Clouds this time of year seem to move quickly which is nice because the effects are stunning but hard to paint.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jan 18 2011, 
Here at Prospect Park the weather was beautiful. With the sun shining on our shoulders, the day started with good conversation and warm sunshine. Tomorrow might be cold and cloudy but for today the scenery was gorgeous. Towards lunch time the wind came up and it started to get a little cool but this painting made it through the breeze.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Meyers Ranch Park
Just next to Aspen Park before Conifer is Meyers Ranch. I have never painted here but have driven past it many time. The more I spent time looking around the more paintings seemed to expose themselves to me. It was not as cold as the last time painting but it was still chilly. I am glad I had hand warmers for my finger tips, other than that it was pretty comfy standing in the shade. This is a good sketch but will need some work to be a full painting.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year
The paint out at Chatfield was a fun, fun, fun, OK it was also cold, but the idea of starting the new year with a painting was well worth the extra layers of clothes. It was a blessing that the wind wasn't blowing. The 8 degree temp did keep all the layers zipped up and gloves on. Started this painting with cloudy conditions (hoping for sunshine) and just when I got the shapes and values where I wanted them, the sun came out. Go figure. So I ended up slapping on paint as fast as I can just to get a reasonable sketch. Jon and Chris and I had lots of fun talking and waiting for the sun that just edged behind the clouds, not really playing peek a boo but daring us to paint so he could jump out at us. The sun did come out in the afternoon for a little while. Just long enough to take a few more pictures for reference to other snow scene paintings.  Hope all of you have a Happy New Year and wishing you great paintings.