Friday, October 28, 2011

 Mayhem Gulch 11x14 oil plein air
Snowy Clear Creek 11x14 oil studio

A couple of pieces painted for the Mt Vernon plein air event. I will be plein air painting there on Sunday Oct 30 from 12:30 to 2pm
Also, a pastel painting demo for the Pure Pigment show in Thornton at The Oz Gallery on Nov. 6th from 2-4pm
Quitting Time (Candle and Glasses) 9x12 pastel

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

 S. Platte Park Fall 12x9 oil
The morning started out with the worry of rain and snow in the forecast. The sun decided to make its self known before the weather gets wet and snowy.
Fall S. Platte Park 9x12 oil
So I had time to paint another fall scene.
Fall Confetti 9x12 Pastel
Haven't done a pastel in a while. They are always fun.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

 Denver City Canyon Lands 14x11 oil
 Pigeons, 950 Lincoln 12x9 oil
Tell Me Where to Go 16x12 oil

Was just notified that these 3 paintings will be in the Denver Plein Air Show Nov. 15th, from 5-8pm, at the Denver Public Library Show runs from Nov. 15th to Dec. 31st 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 9x12 oil
Painted at Hudson Gardens with the PAAC 
The day started out really chilly and I was worried about the
sun maybe not showing up, but it all worked out just great.  Some have mentioned that is difficult to leave a comment. It you are having trouble please let me know at This is an ongoing challenge.

Monday, October 17, 2011

 100N and Main St Moab UT 9x12 oil sold
This afternoon painting came in 2nd at the quick paint at Moab UT
 Afternoon at Arches N.P. 9x12 oil near Moab UT Painted very quickly, there was a lot of atmosphere that afternoon.
 Aspen, Arches N.P. 11x14 oil The morning light just made these trees glow and they are not Aspens, but they reminded me of CO Aspens
 Fisher Tower Moab UT 11x14 oil had to paint this in 2 sessions and of course the light was different,
Windows, Arches N.P. 11x14 oil sold this painting came in 5th in the over all competition and sold on  auction night

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another beautiful day in Colorado. Jean Widman graciously invited PAAC to paint at her house up near Look Out Mountain. It is just gorgeous up there. So this is titled "Look Out Mnt" 9x12 oil. She said that the deer and elk often visit her here in her back yard. They weren't around today, but to be careful of the mountain lion that is said to have 2 cubs with her. That is why I stayed on the porch. :-)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

10/8/11 pastels 9x12 
How much fun can you have? These sketches were done at the Art Students League for the Pastel Society of Colorado. I had the good fortune of demo-ing the different kinds of grounds a pastel painting can be painted on. Five same sketches were done on different grounds, UArt, ArtSpectrum pastel ground on Masonite and Golden Acrylic Pastel ground on hardboard (MDF) and smooth cotton canvas from Raymar. The emphasis was on fun. When was the last time you got to just play with the materials. We learn so much faster when we play.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Turkey Creek Aspens 9x12 oil
Peter Heineman, artist and friend, invited the PAAC group up to paint at his home in Cripple Creek. It was the perfect timing as the weather man forecasts colder temperatures and cloudy skies this coming weekend. This nice little spot is on the way up the driveway to his house. Many artists chose this area for good reason. It is a glowing little gem of a scene.