Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What a cloudy day. Guess they can't all be sunny. Wasn't sure I would paint but the crab apple blossoms caught my eye. Too bad the replication here doesn't match the color very well.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Garland Park 11x14 oil

Today was supposed to be all wet and rainy but it turned out to be nice with sunshine and cool breezes.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sawhill Ponds near Boulder 12x16 pastel
(Aubergine pastel ground on Masonite)

This past Sat was a paint out with the Pastel Society of Colorado. Blue skies, cool breeze, good friends. This time of year has some wonderful advantages. Being able to get out and enjoy the opening up of the senses as nature starts to bloom all over the place. Bug in the air tells me that I better keep my fishing pole handy.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hike to Adams Falls Grand Lake 12x 16 pastel
Pastels are so much fun. Just need to have all the colors in all the shades and all the tints and all the values and all the brands and all the papers and all the spacers and all the ...... he he he Ya gotta love it. :-)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Homestead Trail head Castlewood Canyon 11x14 oil

What a beautiful day. Cool and warm at the same time. The canyon itself was kind of claustrophobic because the scrub oak hasn't started to bud yet so we went back to the entrance and painted this old stone building. It probably has some interesting tales to tell. It will be fun to return to this area when the spring green starts to bloom.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

O Fallon Park Outhouse
11x14 oil plein air
It was forecast to be a warm and windy day and it was. Luckily I found a spot where the wind didn't make painting a headache. It was instead, a fun spring time hike and outing. I am not sure why I chose to paint an outhouse but it was kind of fun.