Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I've been waiting for months to paint this, from Rampart Range when the aspen were turning for the last time, what a beautiful drive. There is a series I want to do of this, really looking forward to painting more. The energy of the color was fabulous. I just read in Frank Waters book "Colorado" how settlers sometimes thought the bright sunlit aspen were a forest fire. The colors are the same, brilliant reds and yellows and oranges just glow with the afternoon backlighting.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
16 x 20 oil from a photo I took several years ago when Denver Botanical Gardens had its "Monet" Garden. It was lovely and not as far of a trip as Giverny. Had wanted to paint this scene for awhile, just before my trip to Taos, and just varnished it today. I like the composition and texture.
A 6 x 8 oil done on location on Rampart Range Road after a hike there with my dog. It was getting later in the day, and skies were overcast. Made for more brilliant color without so much contrast. This one is framed and for sale at Seven Arrows Gallery in Woodland Park.