Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blue river 9x12 oil
PAAC Paint out at Silverthorne at Barrett Edwards place. Painting in
the morning fishing in the afternoon, what could be better.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mt Vernon 8x10 oil
Noel Custer who lives up by Mount Vernon invited PAAC to paint at her property. Wow what a gorgeous location to paint. Wish I could stay all day. There are so many spots to paint.

Monday, September 26, 2011

St Elmo Aspens 12x9 oil
Business Award Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival Salida
What great weather during the CMPAF in Salida/Buena Vista CO. What made it even more fun was that I caught some fish in the Arkansas River. Last year I kicked myself in the rear for not taking my fishing pole. Have two addictions satisfied (painting and fishing) made the trip really worth while.

Fertile Ground 11x14 oil
This painting was created the week before when the stamping of panels was getting started in Salida. The day after was a bust because of the wind and clouds and threat of rain hampered the painting sessions. It was probably my mood that did me in and not the weather.

Smyth Fishing Lease 9x12 oil
Here is the bluff above the Arkansas River where I caught a fish. A little brown went for a Blue dun and made my day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Paint out at Bergen Park with the Pastel Society of Colorado. Watercolor under painting with pastel finishes. Fun stuff. Cool and unfamiliar at the same time. This is definitely out of my comfort zone.
Paint out with PAAC at Clear Creek. Back to oils and chasing the light again. Clouds and sunshine were making for an interesting painting. Decisions I started out with were not the same as the ones I finished with. Oh well. It keeps me on my toes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Castlewood Canyon Plein Air

Today at Castlewood Canyon, the weather was rainy in the morning and so I tried to express that here. Something simple, just to get some paint on the canvas quickly. As always, the Colorado weather is great. By Noon-ish the temperature got warm enough to take the jacket off.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kat's Place 12x9 oil
Victor CO, Brush Rush, Quick Paint Winner
Just back from Victor CO and the paint Victor Celebrates the Arts En Plein Air. What fun that little town is. Population aprox. 400. But opening night it seemed like a lot more people were there. I met the nicest people. Some artists from Colorado Springs and some traveling artists and a few Denver artists. We all had a good time. Even got to meet some patrons who were truly nice people. I think next year will be even more fun.

Today's paint out was at Silver Plume. Not many showed up because it was raining. It was an easy drizzle so we painted anyway. Hardy folks these plein air painters. Fun fun fun. If you have never painted in the rain I suggest you try it, as long as it isn't raining hard. Its good fun.