Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bicycle in Alleyway

This oil on board plein air painting was done for the Crested Butte Open Plein Air competition Shoot Out.  Lovely day with lots of folks strolling about in town, stopping by for a chat and then back to the Gallery (Ode to Joy) for the show. Great gallery, town, folks and event!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hot Summer Day by South Platte River

As a plein air artist, I find myself in unbearable conditions such as this one!  So hot that my oil paints almost ran off my palette. I look back at these paintings and recall every detail of that painting session!  Grass, bugs, heat, quizzical looks from passerbys, trying to balance the darks of the shadows in the tree against the cast shadows in the theory, the vertical shadows should be a darker value than the horizontal shadows....hmmm.

Small landscape, oil on board, 6"x8". Hope you enjoy this as much as I did painting it...and yes, I love the process, heat, bugs, etc

Monday, October 16, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Creste Butte River

A small plein air done for the Crested Butte Open Plein Air.  8"x6" oil on board. A magnificent setting!  Morning by the riverside watching/listening to the gently waterfall catching the morning sun.  Lovely, magical time and place for painting plein air.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017