Saturday, January 16, 2016

Buganvillia

Buganvillia
Oil  6" x 8"
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Day 16 of 30
Once again I'm participating in the 30 in 30 painting challenge i.e.:  paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  I'm not able to paint every day for 30 days in January, but I'm going to paint as much as I can.  My theme for this challenge is "Paintings From Mexico."  My husband and I love Mexico, we've been there many times and we'll be there much of this winter (we are so lucky to have the most wonderful house sitter), thus, my theme.  I'll post as often as I can.  When I don't have new paintings from Mexico I'm going to throw in some oldies but goodies on my blog.  But, to stick with the challenge I'll only post the new ones on the challenge blog.  Enjoy!

This is another piece from Puerta Vallarta.  I love the architecture, weather, people, ease of getting there from Colorado.  It's great to walk around and see all of the buildings.  Walking up and down the Malecon (sidewalk area along the beach) is fascinating at any hour of the day.  It's incredible people watching.  

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mexican Roof

Mexican Roof
Oil  6" x 6"
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Day 14 of 30
Once again I'm participating in the 30 in 30 painting challenge i.e.:  paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  I'm not able to paint every day for 30 days in January, but I'm going to paint as much as I can.  My theme for this challenge is "Paintings From Mexico."  My husband and I love Mexico, we've been there many times and we'll be there much of this winter (we are so lucky to have the most wonderful house sitter), thus, my theme.  I'll post as often as I can.  When I don't have new paintings from Mexico I'm going to throw in some oldies but goodies on my blog.  But, to stick with the challenge I'll only post the new ones on the challenge blog.  Enjoy!

All paintings sold will be mailed in April.  I apologize for the big delay and inconvenience.


These are roof tops from Puerta Vallarta.  I have to say that we love Puerta Vallarta.  While the beaches are not spectacular, the town is wonderful.  It's a combination of old Mexico and tourism.  The town in filled with ex-pats who seem to blend easily with the Mexicans.  It's a wonderful place.  Great weather, lots to do, interesting architecture, quaint.  I can't say enough about it!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Take A Seat

Take A Seat
plein air oil  6" x 8"
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Day 12 of 30
Once again I'm participating in the 30 in 30 painting challenge i.e.:  paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  I'm not able to paint every day for 30 days in January, but I'm going to paint as much as I can.  My theme for this challenge is "Paintings From Mexico."  My husband and I love Mexico, we've been there many times and we'll be there much of this winter (we are so lucky to have the most wonderful house sitter), thus, my theme.  I'll post as often as I can.  When I don't have new paintings from Mexico I'm going to throw in some oldies but goodies on my blog.  But, to stick with the challenge I'll only post the new ones on the challenge blog.  Enjoy!

All paintings sold will be mailed in April.  I apologize for the big delay and inconvenience.


This Mexican chair is from our room in Puerta Vallarta.  Again, I love the bright colors used in Mexico.    I think it makes every thing seem happy!  The people all seem so happy;  maybe it's the colors they use.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Just Across The Way

Just Across The Way
plein air oil  6" x 8"
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Day 11 of 30
Once again I'm participating in the 30 in 30 painting challenge i.e.:  paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  I'm not able to paint every day for 30 days in January, but I'm going to paint as much as I can.  My theme for this challenge is "Paintings From Mexico."  My husband and I love Mexico, we've been there many times and we'll be there much of this winter (we are so lucky to have the most wonderful house sitter), thus, my theme.  I'll post as often as I can.  When I don't have new paintings from Mexico I'm going to throw in some oldies but goodies on my blog.  But, to stick with the challenge I'll only post the new ones on the challenge blog.  Enjoy!

All paintings sold will be mailed in April.  I apologize for the big delay and inconvenience.


This is the view from our room in Puerta Vallarta.  I love the bright colors that are so often seen in Mexican architecture.  In Colorado most of the houses are soft earth tones, making a feeling of calmness.  In Mexico the colors are so bright and bold, but just seem to work.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Tropical Shadow

Tropical Shadow
Oil  20" x 20"
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Day 9 of 30
Once again I'm participating in the 30 in 30 painting challenge i.e.:  paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  I'm not able to paint every day for 30 days in January, but I'm going to paint as much as I can.  My theme for this challenge is "Paintings From Mexico."  My husband and I love Mexico, we've been there many times and we'll be there much of this winter (we are so lucky to have the most wonderful house sitter), thus, my theme.  I'll post as often as I can.  When I don't have new paintings from Mexico I'm going to throw in some oldies but goodies on my blog.  But, to stick with the challenge I'll only post the new ones on the challenge blog.  Enjoy!

All paintings sold will be mailed in April.  I apologize for the big delay and inconvenience.


This wall was on Holbox Island, off the northern coast of the Yucatan.  We walked by it everyday.  Of course, depending on the time of day the shadows were always different.  But, no matter what time of day, I stopped and looked at the shadows.  Not sure if it was the shadow shapes, colors, or color of the wall, but it drew me.  



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ceramica Mexicana

Ceramica Mexicana
oil  11" x 14"
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Day 5 of 30
Once again I'm participating in the 30 in 30 painting challenge i.e.:  paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  I'm not able to paint every day for 30 days in January, but I'm going to paint as much as I can.  My theme for this challenge is "Paintings From Mexico."  My husband and I love Mexico, we've been there many times and we'll be there much of this winter (we are so lucky to have the most wonderful house sitter), thus, my theme.  I'll post as often as I can.  When I don't have new paintings from Mexico I'm going to throw in some oldies but goodies on my blog.  But, to stick with the challenge I'll only post the new ones on the challenge blog.  Enjoy!

All paintings sold will be mailed in April.  I apologize for the big delay and inconvenience.

These Mexican pots were found here in Colorado Springs at Hillside Gardens.  They are a beautiful garden store and wedding facility that has a wonderful view of Pikes Peak.  There is so much Mexican pottery in every color imaginable that there are path ways which you can walk through the pots!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Soothing Sound

Soothing Sound
Oil  20" x 16"
NFS
Day 4 0f 30

Once again I'm participating in the 30 in 30 painting challenge i.e.:  paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  I'm not able to paint every day for 30 days in January, but I'm going to paint as much as I can.  My theme for this challenge is "Paintings From Mexico."  My husband and I love Mexico, we've been there many times and we'll be there much of this winter (we are so lucky to have the most wonderful house sitter), thus, my theme.  I'll post as often as I can.  When I don't have new paintings from Mexico I'm going to throw in some oldies but goodies on my blog.  But, to stick with the challenge I'll only post the new ones on the challenge blog.  Enjoy!

All paintings sold will be mailed in April.  I apologize for the big delay and inconvenience.

This is another piece done from our trip to Holbox Island, off the coast of the northern Yucatan.  I loved the peacefulness of the water this day.  Oceans aren't always this calm, this colorful, this turquoise.  But, when they are, you can sit for hours and just look at them.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

There Is A Magic About The Sea

There Is A Magic About The Sea
Oil  20" x 16"
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Day 3 of 30

Once again I'm participating in the 30 in 30 painting challenge i.e.:  paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  I'm not able to paint every day for 30 days in January, but I'm going to paint as much as I can.  My theme for this challenge is "Paintings From Mexico."  My husband and I love Mexico, we've been there many times and we'll be there much of this winter (we are so lucky to have the most wonderful house sitter), thus, my theme.  I'll post as often as I can.  When I don't have new paintings from Mexico I'm going to throw in some oldies but goodies on my blog.  But, to stick with the challenge I'll only post the new ones on the challenge blog.  Enjoy!

All paintings sold will be mailed in April.  I apologize for the big delay and inconvenience.
This painting was done from a photo that I took on Holbox Island.  This island is about 7 miles of the northern coast of the Yucatan.  We spent a week on Holbox and had rain, clouds, and sun.  The ocean was different in everyone of those conditions.  I love how the ocean changes.


Friday, January 1, 2016

Terra Cotta Pottery

Terra Cotta Pottery
Oil  11" x 14"
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Once again I'm participating in the 30 in 30 painting challenge i.e.:  paint 30 paintings in 30 days.  I'm not able to paint every day for 30 days in January, but I'm going to paint as much as I can.  My theme for this challenge is "Paintings From Mexico."  My husband and I love Mexico, we've been there many times and we'll be there much of this winter (we are so lucky to have the most wonderful house sitter), thus, my theme.  I'll post plein air work while in Mexico, some paintings (like this one) of Mexican objects, some paintings from photos that I've taken in Mexico.   I'll post as often as I can. When I don't have new paintings from Mexico I'm going to throw in some oldies but goodies on my blog.  But, to stick with the challenge I'll only post the new ones on the challenge blog.  Enjoy!

Paintings sold this winter will be mailed in April..I apologize for the inconvenience.

This painting was started at Casa Crystal Store here in Colorado Springs.  The store has every thing Mexican that you can imagine...rugs, pottery, sculptures, masks, glass ware, carved wood.  I love this store.  I've taken many guests there.  These pots were among hundreds in the out door area of the shop.  I wasn't able to complete this in one plein air setting, so finished the last bit of it from a photo.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Moo-ve Along

Moo-ve Along
oil  12" x 12" on cradled panel
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I loved the way this cow just stared at me.  She kept her eye on me the whole time that I was watching her.  Kind of like a dare who could stare the longest.  I also loved how she stayed behind the chamisas!

Happy New Year to all of you!  May the New Year bring you health and happiness.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Aspen Grove

Aspen Grove
plein air oil  9" x 12"
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One last one from South Park Plein Air Arts Celebration Event.  This morning I had planned on painting a windmill.  I've driven past this windmill hundreds of times and thought it would make a great plein air piece.  However, the wind came up, I was out in the middle of nothing (there's lots of nothing near this spot)  my umbrella blew away, the dirt was all over me.  So, I decided to paint something else.  I drove back into town to find a location out of the wind.  I loved this grove.  It was calm and quiet on this dirt road.  No wind, no dirt.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Old Bristlecone Pines

Old Bristlecone Pines
plein air oil  12" x 12"
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This plein air piece is from earlier this fall near Fariplay, CO when I participated in the South Park Plein Air Arts Celebration plein air event.  One day we painted at Bristlecone View Ranch just outside of Fairplay.  This grove of trees was a bit away from the ranch and covered most of a hillside.  I looked up bristlecone pine in Wikipedia and found this:

All three species are long-lived and highly resilient to harsh weather and bad soils. One of the three species, Pinus longaeva, is the longest-lived life form on Earth; the oldest individual is more than 5,000 years old,[1] making it the oldest known individual of any species.
Despite their potential age and low reproductive rate, bristlecone pines, particularly Pinus longaeva, are usually a first succession species, tending to occupy new open ground.[2]They generally compete poorly in less-than-harsh environments, making them hard to cultivate.[2] In gardens, they succumb quickly to root rot.[3] They do very well, however, where most other plants cannot even grow, such as in rocky dolomitic soils in areas with virtually no rainfall.[2]
Bristlecone pine grow in scattered subalpine groves at high altitude in arid regions of the Western United States. The name comes from the prickles on the female cones.[4]

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Old Odd Fellows Building

Old Odd Fellows Building
Oil 14" x 11"
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This building is on Front Street in Fairplay, CO.  As the title says, it's the old Odd Fellows building.  Although, it might still be the location of the Odd Fellows.  I googled "historic buildings in Fairplay" and found this:  The building on the right served several purposes. Among the ground floor tenants were Hathaway’s Bank and later the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America. The longest occupant of this building has been the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, which has met upstairs for 125 years.  

So, if the Odd Fellows Lodge is upstairs, maybe I should change the title.  Although, the building is still old.  This started as a plein air painting, but a few of the details were finished in my studio.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Summer Bouquet

Summer Bouquet
Oil  10" x 8"
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The bouquet was done late this past summer.  I love cosmos!  They seem so happy.  We should all be grateful for the happinesses in our lives!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Meandering River

Meandering River
plein air oil  16" x 12"
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This piece was done in September in South Park as part of the Plein Air Event.  For people who live in locations with "normal" rivers this one is pretty small!  I loved the blue water against the blue mountains!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cowboy Hats

Cowboy Hats
plein air oil  14" x 11"
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Earlier this fall I participated in the South Park Plein Air Arts Festival in Fairplay, CO.  This piece was painted one afternoon at Bristlecone View Ranch, just outside of Fairplay.  The ranch had an incredible barn, which was filled with historic western memorabilia.  The owners set out all kinds of props for us to use in paintings.  That afternoon was very windy, so I set up this still life right outside of the barn and stood at the barn entrance, where I was in the shade and out of the wind, to paint.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Amber Waves Of Grain

Amber Waves Of Grain
plein air oil  9" x 12"
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We were lucky to have had so much rain this past summer in Colorado.  It certainly made for great greens all summer and those greens became beautiful ochres and ambers this past fall.  This is another piece that I painted on our late September trip to Mancos, CO.  I loved all of the golden fields.

Katherine Lee Bates wrote "America The Beautiful" after a trip to Colorado Springs.  But, I think the words apply to Mancos, and I'm sure fields in other Colorado towns as well.

I photoed this painting dozens of times.  There are a few lighter highlights in the bottom grasses that wouldn't get quite light enough, no matter what lighting I used to photo.  Frustrating.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

In The Valley

In the Valley
plein air oil  9" x 12"
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One morning while in Mancos, CO I decided to explore the farming valley around the town.  I discovered never endless painting sights.  I look forward to another painting trip down there!  For this spot, I pulled over on a dirt road just outside of town.  I loved all of the colors of the grasses, trees and mountains in the back ground.  The occasional pickup, and bicyclist went by, but for the most part I had a great, quiet morning painting.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Grazing Cows



Grazing Cows
plein air oil  9" x 12"
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And yet another plein air painting from Mancos, CO in late September.  I painted almost from this same spot on our trip to Mancos in early September.  I loved the view of the neighboring ranches and I really loved that I could drive right up to this little overlook.  Sometimes the ease of just opening the trunk and walking 5 feet makes for a great plein air morning!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Taylor Raymond Gallery, Durango Opening

Great September Day  Oil  6" x 8"

Aspen Shadows  Oil  16" x 20"

This Thursday, November 5th is the Durango Opening for the traveling juried show,  Art For The Endangered Landscape:  Honoring Wolf Creek.  The opening is part of Durango's First Thursday Art Walk and will be at Taylor Raymond Gallery 835 Main Ave., Durango, CO from 5-8 pm.  Hope those of you who live in the Durango area can go!  I'm honored to have had these two pieces juried into the show.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nearby Ranch

Nearby Ranch
plein air oil  9" x 12"
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I did this painting from just about the same spot as the one in my last post.  I just turned my easel a bit and had a great view of another ranch.  These two ranches were adjacent to the ranch that we were visiting.  As you can see, there wasn't much sun, so there are no strong lights or shadows.  But, nevertheless, any day painting is a great day.  Painting theses ranches allowed me to mix lots of greens!

As I often do when looking for a painting title I use Google.  So, I googled "hay".  I ended up on farm collector.com (which I have to admit I didn't know existed) and learned all of this:

From Farm Collector.com:
Today, petroleum-based  products are essential to farm operations. But for thousands of years, fodder – specifically, hay – was the most critical form of fuel on the farm. Up to the late 18th century, the process of making hay remained essentially unchanged. By the 1850s, though, the impact of the Industrial Revolution on farming equipment history was unmistakable. 
In this article, the first segment of a three-part series on hay equipment (see Part 2 and Part 3), the focus is on mowers. Farmers who still cut hay with sickles or scythes well into the mid-1800s were quick to embrace new technology. One of the most labor-intensive chores a farmer faced, the harvest and storage of hay was hard, hot and dusty work. Mowers were the first step toward making that job less brutal and more productive. 
References to cutting and drying grass for fodder are found as far back as Biblical times. Up to the late 18th century, though, the process of manual mowing remained essentially unchanged. 

A difficult evolution

Robert L. Ardrey compiled the history of companies and inventors who played key roles in the history of American agriculture in his 1894 book American Agricultural Implements. Ardrey acknowledged that early mower inventors had a difficult time moving away from their attempts to imitate the cutting motion involved in the manual harvest of hay.
“It was this natural primitive movement that the first constructors of both reapers and mowers tried to imitate or reproduce in their machines,” Ardrey wrote. “Early American inventors of mowers persistently endeavored to make practically operative this original principle. Indeed, it was many years before the rotary or scythe-curve theory of cutting was abandoned.”
Peter Gaillard, Lancaster, Pa., is credited with conceiving the idea of mowing grass with horse power in 1812. Several crude reaping machines were produced prior to that time in England, but none proved practical enough to come into general use. In his research, Ardrey found that the early interchangeable use of the words “mow” and “reap” had already made it difficult to clearly identify the origin of the earliest mowers.
“As reapers and mowers belong to the same original general class – harvesters – and have so many features in common,” Ardrey wrote, “it is somewhat difficult at times to draw the line between them. In many of the older patents they are described as machines for reaping and mowing, having been designed for both purposes. And in some specifications they are described first as one and then as the other without distinction of purpose. So one cannot always clearly understand to which division of the general class the inventor intended his machine, or to which it really belonged.”
Jeremiah Bailey, Chester County, Pa., patented a mower (or grass-cutting machine) in February 1822. It was supported by two wheels on different axles and was said capable of mowing 10 acres per day. John Wadsworth, Portsmouth, R.I., obtained a patent in 1824 for a horse scythe. A year later, in 1825, Ezra Cope and Thomas Hoopes Jr., both also of Chester County, applied for a patent on a mowing machine similar to Bailey’s. Their machine was more simply constructed and said to be “of better form.”

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Freshly Hayed Fields

Freshly Hayed Fields
plein air oil  9" x 12"
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In early September my husband and I spent several days on a ranch in Mancos, CO which is near Mesa Verde National Park or the Four Corners area.  It was a bit over cast almost everyday, but still quite green from all the rain we had in Colorado over the summer.  Many of the ranchers were cutting, or had just cut, the hay.  I didn't know much about hay, except that I love painting hay bales. You have a short period where you can cut and bale the hay.  It can't sit too long on the ground.  It's interesting to get a peek at something different than your usual life.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Bit Closer

A Bit Closer
Plein air oil  6" x 6"
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This is the second piece that I did from the bird observation tower...see my last post.  I had a bit of extra time and this small canvas panel, so focused in and did a close-up of a section of the tidal marsh.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tidal Wetlands

Tidal Wetlands
plein air oil  6" x 12"
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Late this past summer I was in New Jersey visiting my sisters.  My sister, Natalie Italiano, is also a painter, so our visits together always include painting.  This piece is from the tidal wetlands in Brigantine, NJ near Atlantic City.

I had never heard of these wetlands.  I loved the soft look of the grasses contrasted against the water and sky, sometimes blue, gray or pink depending on the weather and time of day.  As I often do when posting on my blog I googled these wetlands.  Here is some of the information:  The Brigantine Bay and marsh complex includes the open water and tidal wetlands of, from north to south: Little Bay, Reed Bay, Somers Bay, Absecon Bay and Channel, Lakes Bay, and Scull Bay between the mainland coast of New Jersey and the barrier islands from Little Egg Inlet southwest to Great Egg Harbor Inlet.  This portion of the New Jersey backbarrier lagoon estuarine system is very significant for migrating and wintering waterfowl, colonial nesting waterbirds, migratory shorebirds, and fisheries.


Below are some photos, from 2 separate days,  from the marsh.  We painted from a bird watching tower so had a great view looking down into the marsh.





Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hay Barn

Hay Barn
plein air oil  9" x 12"
Off To A New Home!

I was lucky to have spent 6 days in September painting on a ranch in Mancos, CO;  three days the first week of the month and three days the last week of the month.  Mancos is near Mesa Verde National Park, near the Four Corners, about 6 1/2 hours from Colorado Springs.

Living on a ranch must be fun and exciting, but oh so much work!  While we were there the hay had just been bailed and this barn was full of horse hay, which I learned is different than cow hay.  Horse hay has to be covered.  Cow hay can be left out.  Also while we were there a cow died, a cow got out,  sixty cows had to be moved to a different pasture, the ranch dog got hurt, a fence was painted, an electric fence had to be installed, feed had to be picked up 60 miles away.  It's never endless.  My hat (my cowboy hat) goes off to all ranchers and farmers!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Tucked Away Pond

Tucked Away Pond
plein air Oil  9" x 12"
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This is from this morning's paint out with friends.  We hiked a short way in at Austin Bluffs Open Space to this little pond that was tucked away just off the trail.  The fall weather here in Colorado Springs is gorgeous.  We're having the most beautiful colors!  Way too pretty to be inside!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Square Shovel


Square Shovel
Oil  8" x 8"
SOLD

This painting sold last summer to a couple here in Colorado Springs.  When they purchased it I asked them if they were gardeners, or buying it as a gift for gardeners.  They told me that they had lost their home in one of the two fires we've had in the last five years and this represented them digging back their lives.  (More than 700 homes were lost in our two fires.)  I love it when I get to meet the client who buys a painting, but this represents so much.  I was humbled.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Garden Table

Garden Table
plein air Oil  8" x 10"
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This plein air piece was done this summer at my friend, Suzanne's.  I love painting in her back yard.  She is so gracious.  She bakes muffins, makes lemonade, and sets up little vignettes around her yard and garden of things that she thinks might be fun to paint.  I loved this little tea pot on the bright table.  And she's right;  not only was it fun yo paint, but sitting there for a cup of tea would also be fun!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Getting Ready To Rain

Getting Ready To Rain
Oil  18" x 24"
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This painting was going to be another wild flower piece.  One summer morning I received an email from my friend, Marianne, who lives about an hour east of me.  She wanted to let me know that the plains out east were covered with spectacular wild flowers.  Shortly there after I headed to the eastern plains with every intent of painting fields of flowers.  But, during my drive the clouds started coming in and I knew it would rain shortly.  So, I went with the flow and took photos of the clouds.  They were magnificent in all of their color.  This was a studio piece done soon after and the plein air wild flowers painting was put on hold for another day!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Abundance Of Wild Flowers

Abundance Of Wild Flowers
plein air oil  10" x 8"
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This plein air painting is from this summer.  The location was about an hour west of Colorado Springs near Tarryall.  My plein air group went to the mountains to paint the wild flowers.  Earlier this summer we had more rain than normal (normal for Colorado is 15" of moisture per year...not very much!)  I think this year we had about that much in May and June, well, almost.  Anyway, the mountains were filled with wild flower color!