Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Devil's Backbone    8x16    oil/panel

I went up to Loveland today to drop off my painting for the Richard Schimd Auction ( http://www.rcvfd-richard-schmid-art-auction.com/ ) and since I went all the way up there, I decided to stay and paint. This is the Devil's Backbone Open Space just to the west of downtown Loveland. I have not painted there in years. The last time I did it was early spring and it was freezing cold. I always seem to go to this place in the winter, I don't know why. Anyway I was up there, it's late summer, and I've never seen this place when it wasn't winter, so I had to go. It definitely wasn't freezing. Felt like 100 in the sun. There was a nice breeze that would kick up to a light wind every now and then so it made it bearable. This painting took a little longer than I thought it would and I didn't really do what I set out to do. The painting came out pretty good in the end anyway though. Like I said in a previous post, this is the best I have done at this location so far. I may develop this as a larger painting when it gets too cold to go out painting.

4 comments:

1270ebf4-a1f5-11e0-a4ef-000bcdcb2996 said...

love this, I want to paint here!!!

1270ebf4-a1f5-11e0-a4ef-000bcdcb2996 said...

that was me, janice!!

kkf2011 said...

Hello Jon,
I am a classmate of April's - we had a great time together this past 8 weeks! I live just down the road from Devil's Backbone. What a fabulous painting! It is a beautiful area West of Loveland.

Jon Holdredge said...

Thanks! The Devil's Backbone area is really nice! Hopefully I'll get to paint it with some snow on it this year!