Saturday, June 27, 2009

Orange Sherbert

6" x 6" oil on panel
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As I continue to paint these "orange/peach" roses, I am reminded of sherbert, it's beautiful colors and great summer flavors. Flowers are sort of like living, growing, summer sherbert flavors: a feast for the senses.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Peach Bloom

6" x 8" oil on panel
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The roses on this bush are heavy and large. Within a day of blooming they fall over and droop. This blossom is at the very top of the bush and is just starting to bend.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Yellow Rose of Colorado


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We have a list of all the names of the different roses in our garden, I should use it for the painting titles. Some years the roses aren't as healthy as others. This is usually due to our high, dry climate. But, this summer the flowers everywhere in the Colorado are beautiful.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tea Rose

The roses in our yard are spectacular right now. This is one area of the rose garden. May and June showers have definately brought June flowers. I could be painting all day everyday for several more days!! I hope to be! I had my easel set-up right in front of these bushes.



5" x 7" oil on masonite
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I love these little tea roses. We have several large, prolific bushes, all blossoming right now in the back yard. We don't have any roses in the front yard; there are too many deer in our neighborhood, and they'd all be eaten. The backyard's fenced.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Moment of Sun

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While there was another moment of sun, I set-up in our backyard and painted one of our roses. We're supposed to have sun all this week, so there should be lots of great painting opportunities. Everyday when I walk I am continually amazed at how green my surroundings are. I can't remember when Colorado's had such "green" greens. I guess that's the bright side to all of this past rain!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Rain Break

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I always feel like each summer it takes me several poppy paintings to get the dark and light oranges looking like dark and light orange and not red orange and yellow orange. But with all the rain we've had this month, our poppies are taking a beating and it's been cloudy or rainy for weeks. Today I went outside and painted in the cloudy weather, which is frustrating. But soon there won't be any poppies left. I guess if rain is the worst of my problems, I shouldn't complain. We're just not used to this weather here in Colorado.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Three Sheds In A Row

6" x 8" oil on panel
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I'm not sure what just happened, but while I was typing away, this all disappeared and said it was successfully posted (3 times.) So, sorry if you got something that wasn't supposed to get there.

These ranch sheds are all different shades and kinds of metal. Even with the sun on them, two of them still appear cool. I was tempted to push them to warm colors, but, maybe next time. It shows the personality of the rancher to have them lined up so neatly.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Barn Color Study

6" x 8" oil on panel
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This is another color study of the barns and sheds on the ranch with the aqua roofs. The sun created a glow on the side of the buildings and really accentuated the roof colors. Each of the ranch building roofs is a slightly different aqua hue, obviously due to the sheds all being built in different decades. But how wonderful that these ranchers loved color enough to think about the roof shingles.
We had a wonderful graduation weekend. Saturday was probably the only weekend day in 8 weekends that was beautiful and sunny. It made the day even more special. Thanks to all of you who sent congratulations. Now, back to painting, gardening, and being out of doors.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Homestead

8" x 10" oil on panel
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This painting is from my plein-aire group's trip last month to the Happy Apple Farm in Penrose, Colorado (about 45 minutes south of Colorado Springs.) There are 3 houses on the farm: this one, the original homestead of the current owner's grandparents, one on the far side of the farm which looks like it was built in the 40's (it belongs to the owner's parents), and a brand new one where the current owner/grandson lives. Each house is so typical of the decade in which is was built. They all add charm to the farm. I can imagine a whole family living for decades in the homestead while they, like so many who moved west, worked so hard to just establish and build their farm.

For those of you who have read my past blogs, I've mentioned that our daughter attends DU (University of Denver). She graduates this weekend. It is pretty exciting for her, and for us. It is truly hard to believe how quickly our kids grow. She has her whole future ahead of her, and we all know how many different paths life takes. She is one of the lucky graduates, and has a job. She'll be moving to San Francisco. I'm excited to have such a beautiful city to visit! (and paint!)