Thursday, October 10, 2013

Shadow Pattern

A simple little 6x8 painting of a creek in winter, but the pattern of the shadows on the snow intrigued me.  Hence the title, Shadow Pattern.  It is going to Framed Image Gallery in Denver for their holiday show.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall has come to the High Country (almost)

Leaves are starting to change, but it has been slow this year.  Our first frost was late, just a couple of nights ago, but now they will change faster.  This was painted plein air and then tweaked just a little in the studio.   If I go back and see these trees they will probably be a brilliant yellow now!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Headed to a gallery in Denver

The title of this is Evening Blues, and it is headed to the Framed Image gallery in Denver for their
"Homeward" show.  It is not one of my small series, but an 11x14.  I am painting larger between the small ones.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Painting small and often

This summer I attended a three day paint out in Crested Butte with the Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC).  We had lots of fun and painted every day.  This is one I painted after I got home.  I saw this dog chasing sticks his owner was throwing to him and had to photograph him.  The color of the water was amazing, and the lake was aptly named Emerald Lake.  A 6x6, this is one of several of that size that I have done lately, trying to do one each day, unless I am working on bigger paintings.   I hesitate to call it a "project" as many have done with small daily paintings, as I know already that I won't do one daily.  But in my head, it is called 6x6x60, meaning that my intention is to do 60 of them.  It might take me a year (or more) but I will eventually get 60 of them done. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Breckenridge Poster now available

My painting, Summer Symphony, was selected for the 2103 Bach, Beethoven and Breckenridge poster.  It is now available at Hang Time Gallery in Breckenridge and Buffalo Mountain Gallery in Frisco, Colorado.  I was thrilled to have one chosen for this series of posters again this year (I also did it in 2010) as it benefits the Music Festival in Breckenridge.  The scene is of Cataract Creek, near Heeney, Colorado.  It is one of my favorite places to paint.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Using a separate monitor for reference photos

The photo I used for this painting was taken on a very smoky day this fall.  The wind was from the north, blowing in smoke from fires in Montana.   I  recently bought a new 23" monitor which I connect to my laptop and display the photo I am using for reference in the studio.  I hung it on the wall on a mount that I can move so I can pull it closer to me or push further away.  I like it much better than printed photos, even from the drugstore.  My own printer leaves most of the color out, so it is useless, but I have been very pleased with the monitor.  It lets me see all the color, even in the dark areas. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall is over in Colorado's high country

Started as a plein air piece, but finished in studio and given to friends of mine.  This was a glorious autumn and I went to Cataract Lake, where this was painted three times in one week!  The first time I hiked there, and I swore I would come back to paint.  I did, twice.  I just finished a large painting from a photo I took while there.  I will post it in a day or so.