Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Empire CO 11x214 plein air

What a beautiful day even though it was windy and a little chilly at 9am. After an couple of hours the sun turned out to be really warm but the wind was playing tricks. Just as soon as you stood back to view the painting it would gust and try to turn the easel into a kite. What a trickster.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Stream of Light 26x30 oil

Since the PAAC paint out is canceled due to rain I thought I would post this for your enjoyment. It will go to the the Courtyard Gallery in Castle Rock

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1000 Old S. Gaylord oil 11x14
Chasing the sun this morning was a challenge. When the sun came out it was only for a few minutes and so part of the painting has elements of sun and parts have not. Its an interesting effect. The shops in this old part of town are really cute. I will need to go back and paint it some more. As the crowd came in I had to look around fire trucks and vans and towards the end there were cars all over. I better start painting cars :-)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Now you see it, now you don't. After living with the painting for a day the telephone pole was a "what was I thinking element". So it had to go. I also punched up some of the values and "viola", this is the result. I think it is ready for a frame.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Egli House At Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge 5/10/11
11x14 oil
Registered in the National Register of Historic places. Whoo whee it is windy. Luckily I could park the car in such a way as to give a bit of shelter. Not a bad day, just windy. Music playing, sun is shining, I could get used to luxury plein air painting.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

4th Rocky Mountain International Open - Denver Croquet Club

4th Rocky Mountain International Open   
Thursday May 19 through Sunday May 22,  2011 Denver, Colorado   

Artist Day
Thursday May 19th 2011 is the Rocky Mountain International Open Artist Day. Artist are invited to attend the 4th Annual tournament of Professional Croquet. Nationally and Internationally ranked players will be competing in the 6 wicket International Laws (Association) Croquet.
Colorado artist are invited between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day. Artist may set up inside the fence with permission and any areas surrounding the Lawn. The Main venue is on The Lawn in Washington Park. There is an additional venue, but you must register at Washington Park before proceeding. Special restrictions apply at the other venue, such as no jeans allowed. See tournament director Ron Eccles for more details and procedures. Cliff Austin and Ron Eccles will be coordinating on behalf of the Denver Croquet Club Interested arts should contact Cliff Austin 720 401 3496 cell, C Austin Fine Arts LLC http://cliffpleinair.blogspot.com www.colorado-artist.com/CAustin www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org www.pleinairartistscolorado.com Or Ron Eccles 720 937 2056    denvercroquet@yahoo.com Special arrangements can be made to participate in the reception on Friday evening May 20th and the Championship reception on Sunday May 22 by arrangements with Cliff Austin or Tournament Director Ron Eccles 720 937 2056.
On May 19 to 22, 2011 The Denver Croquet Club will host the 4th “Rocky Mountain International Open” 6 Wicket Croquet tournament playing under the International Laws of croquet as written by the World Croquet Federation. (Association Croquet)
Championship Association Singles will be played at the Denver Croquet Clubs home court on “The Lawn”; built in 1924 for the Washington Park Lawn Bowling Club, which still bowls as a club and has open leagues at this historic site.
The tournament will use the United States Croquet Association open format of 2 hour 15 minute single matches with block play leading to single elimination playoff with medal round, plate event & BO3 finals. Additional Contacts
Phone: Ron Eccles    720 937 2056 E-mail    rontseg@comcast.net
Rich Lamm    303 388 3288    richlamm@comcast.net UnitedStatesCroquetAssociation www.croquetamerica.com World Croquet Federation    www.wcfcroquet.org Croquet World Online Magazine    www.croquetworld.com National Croquet Calendar    eliassen@ados.net Details of “Solomon Trophy” test match at www.croquetworld.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Titans Road Red Rocks park 11x14 oil
I needed this warm day. Warm colors. T-shirt and shorts, weather is just around the corner and I am sooo ready for it. Early spring is transition time with lots of brown. Spring into summer is light greens and blossoms and color and warm sunshine. And lots and lots of color. This year is going to be way good. Just gotta get out and get a tan. I am so white its embarrassing.