Friday, October 18, 2013

Ebb and Flow    8x16    oil on panel
My last chance to paint the fall trees here in Colorado. Fall happened really late, and the trees are dropping fast. Down valley, along the Eagle River is all that's left.  Snow is in the upper mountains, ski slopes are open and I think I might be lucky to get one more before it's all gone.

9x12    Window of Opportunity    oil on panel
My entry into the 2013 Plein Air Moab event. This painting won an Honorable Mention Award. Thanks to everyone involved with putting on this event and thanks to Peggy Immel and Vern Swanson for the award!  Moab is such an amazing place it's hard not to have a good time. There are paintings everywhere waiting to happen. Can't wait to go back!

Strong Silence    8x10    oil on panel
Painted at the top of Onion Creek, near Moab UT for the 2013 Plein Air Moab event.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Water Under The Bridge

Water Under the Bridge    11x14    oil on panel

Painted this one on a lovely New Year's Day, 2013. I met Cliff for the annual new years day paint out along the South Platte river in Chatfield State Park. A lot of people showed up this year, in the past it was just Cliff, myself and 1 or 2 other people. Met some new (to me) painters and had a very nice day along the river. I set out to do something particular but the painting wound up going in a different direction. Actually, I gave up trying to do what I wanted to do and just let the painting make itself. It came out nice despite my initial disappointment that I did not do what I wanted to do. 
Since it is the start of the new year I'd like to thank some people:
Thanks to:
My wife April
and everyone at PAAC

Below this post are 4 other paintings I made this fall that I was unable to post at the time. I hope you enjoy them!

Hidden Mesa Fall

Hidden Mesa Fall    11x14    oil on panel

Across The Valley

Across The Valley    11x14    oil on panel

Over The Hill

Over The Hill    7x5.5    oil on panel

Last Days of Autumn

Last Days of Autumn    7x5.5    oil on panel