Monday, October 19, 2009
This is just a gorgeous town in southwest Colorado. Telluride sits at almost 9,000 feet! It hosts a plein air festival every year because of the wonderful scenery. I painted this while in town for my brother's wedding. I hope to get back soon since I now have two brothers and two sister-in-laws to visit there! I started this one on site, but did most of the work at home. There are some things that could probably be corrected or improved in this painting but I think I will call it finished!
This is a beautiful and very steep canyon. It was hard to peer over the edges due to the steepness. My brother recommended we stop here on our way to Telluride Colorado. This is done from a photo and I replaced my family that was standing there with the horse and cowboy.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I love this nearby creek because it always has rushing water and rapids in the spring. I tried to add a few fishermen that were standing on the rocks, but they didn't look right. So I quickly painted over them! This is a plein air painting done in Linear Park, Penfield NY. 8x10acrylic