Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!!!!!!!!! And to all a good week!!!!!!!

See you in the New Year!

Up Mount Vista Road

I love this road. I like to walk it, run it, motorcycle ride it , bike it and paint it. And paint it!!!! I never tire of this road!
11 x 14 Pastel Painting
$300, unframed

One Colorado Evening

View from Chatfield Bluffs. The painting resulted from several studies based on a commission from a realtor for the realtor's home buyer. This was a view from the buyer's new backyard.

16 x 20 Pastel Painting


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Let Your Light so Shine

We were leaving Indian Mountain after a nice, relaxing weekend. Painted are the plains in the valley leading to the mountains off 285 heading towards Kenosha Pass.

9 x 12 pastel study

$200, unframed

Light the Night

Same evening, different location. I let Nick drive me around in the jeep while I took pictures. He's 12, but a good little driver out on the country roads. I got to drive a jeep on country roads when I was 12, too.
Pastel 9 x 12
$250, unframed

Night Sky Near Cabin

This is one of several night sky studies. It is good to stick to a theme until there is nearly nothing more to say, or until an artist gets bored....
11 x 14 Pastel
$ 300, unframed

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Here, I changed the clouds, played around with the line of trees interfacing with sky and tweaked the color showing through the bark, which was the element that attracted me most to this scene.

Pastel 11 x 14 Study
$300, unframed

Backlit Eve ll

This is another study from a theme I'm still working with and learning from. I find it very helpful to stick with one subject and work it over and over, adding nuances, changing color, value , size and other elements. It's fun, and a great learning tool, too. Painting is a life long process - there is always room for improvement.
Pastel, 11 x 14 study
$300, unframed

This from an excursion with Rennie to Chatfield State Park, near the parking lot across from the entrance to Waterton Canyon.

11 x 14 Pastel

Sold! (To the nice man in the red hat)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Until Next Time

As we leave the cabin to head back to the city, this view off Antler Drive always gives me pause; it's hard to leave the peace, quiet and beauty of the countryside! Oh beautiful for spacious skies......I love this great country!

Oil, 8 x 10


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Icy Cold

Painting trip with friends at Lair of the Bear!
We are not just fair-weathered painters!
12 x 16 Oil
$ 95, unframed

Country Road

9 x 12, Pastel
$85, unframed

Friday, December 11, 2009

Beyond Day

This was another eye-catching scene in Indian Mountain . Fern and I were on one of our hikes after dinner , during the week kids were off to camp and we had the cabin to ourselves.
Pastel Painting, 11 x 14
$300, framed

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spring in the Air

Each season provides abundant material for interesting and colorful paintings. I think late winter/early spring is one of my favorites.

8 x 10 Oil Painting

$85, unframed

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Returning from Nebraska

I risked life and limb for this image. It presented itself while I was driving 70 mph on I-80 coming back from a visit to Paola, Kansas and Omaha, Nebraska.
Oil, 9 x 12
$95, unframed

Monday, December 7, 2009

Just Around the Corner

Painted in Ken Caryl neighborhood, right around the corner from my house.
Oil, 11 x 14

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Warm Against Cool

Fern reluctantly joined me on a bike ride along the Platte River on my new townie. Reluctant because he thought the basket, seat,tassels and bell ( which has a very nice tone that begs to be rung often) were a bit over the top. This scene brought us both to a quick halt! Colorado is endlessly gorgeous. We are on a perpetual vacation living here.
8 x 10 Oil on panel
$ 85, unframed