Sunday, July 24, 2011
at 9:05 PM
Monday, July 18, 2011
|Maureen 12"X 9" oil on canvas panel|
Every once in a while someone comes in to my studio that I connect with immediately. Maureen and her husband Dave are two people that I enjoyed from the moment I met them. Back in February they happened upon my studio while taking a weekend escape from the Denver winter. They filled my space with a wonderful energy and made me feel appreciated as an artist. They left with two small paintings and invited me to come to Denver to paint their daughter when I came to Colorado.
Well, I have been hanging out with them for the past two days in their beautiful Denver home. I had the pleasure of painting both Maureen and her daughter, Elizabeth. It was a great adventure to step into their lives for a brief moment and experience what creative and vibrant people they are.
I gotta do this more often!
|Elizabeth 12"X9" oil on canvas panel|
at 9:57 PM
Friday, July 15, 2011
16" X 8"
oil on canvas panel
In case you hadn't noticed, my blog has been very quiet for months. This has truly been one of the busiest years of my life; packed with painting and travel. Things don't look like they are going to slow down anytime soon, so I have decided that there is no time like the present to start blogging again.
Right now, I am taking a break from the Tucson heat in beautiful Silverthorne, Colorado. I came to the area at the suggestion of my friend and fellow artist, Joanne Hanson. Joanne works very hard every year to organize the Continental Divide Land Trust's Wildflower Festival Plein Air event and I had the good fortune to be invited to participate. It was great fun with wonderful people in a very inspiring landscape.
I will be posting some of my plein air pieces from the event later this week.
Meanwhile, this is my favorite painting so far. We have had rain every afternoon. Last Thursday the skies cleared around 8:00 and I took some reference photos of the glorious sunset. it was over fast, but I got what I needed for the painting. Mount Baldy was lit up with a fantastic orange glow that knocked my socks off. I definitely think I will be coming back!
at 8:45 PM