Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ed's Peak Three Sisters Park 11x14 oil

Another beautiful day in Colorado,  I never get tired of this place. Some of my artist friends live up around Evergreen. I tell them that they have the nicest backyard.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fire Bush Lair O the Bear 12x9 oil

Painting with the PAAC or the 2 that showed up in the light snow and cold cloudy day. It was a great day to paint because the wind wasn't an issue. Lots of great photos but this one was done en plein air. The Willows are still showing their colors even if the leaves have long left the branch. Ted's painting was even more colorful. Love it love it love it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Summer Cabin Turkey Creek 12x16 oil

Didn't get to paint at Meyers Ranch because of the wind. Arrg I can't handle gusty winds. Can't fish, can't paint, and at 20 degrees can't fly a kite. But I did take some good photos and this painting is the result of that. Looks like it would be a really nice summer retreat.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow Bank CO River 5x7 oil on panel studio
FINALLY got this one to dry. Learned a lot about using quick drying agents. Like, don't forget to use a quick drying agent. Galkyd is good, Liquid is a little better. Galkyd holds the impasto a little better than liquin but liquin is faster drying. This will go to Cindy's office for a little while.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dekoevend Park 9x21 oil plein air
The PAAC location for today was Dekoevend Park in Littleton. A fun little spot that has some challenges. The temperature was pretty cold as 9 am rolled around but it warmed up quickly as the sun made its presence known. What a great day. A little green grass in the sun melted areas, a little snow in the shadow areas and warm brushy stuff by the little stream. Using thick paint has its fun stuff and wiggly bits. You never know how far to go until you have gone too far, with the paint. :-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Golden Stream 12x16 oil
This painting is going up to the Colorado Mnt Art Gallery in Georgetown. It was painted from a photograph taken at Eldorado Springs. Just wanted to share.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

 1/1/12 Bear Creek Green Belt - 1             2nd annual New Years Day paint out
  1/1/12 Bear Creek Green Belt -2            2nd annual New Years Day paint out
1/3/12 South Valley Park  -  Paint out at Deer Creek Canyon was kind of a bust because of all the clouds. So a few of us went to the next closest park which was South Valley Park. the clouds persisted but there was a little more protections among the rocks.