11" x 14" oil on RayMar panel
$295.00 + $10. s/h
Yesterday I participated in a Paint Out at Glen Eyrie Castle here in Colorado Springs. Glen Eyrie was built by William Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. He created it to look like a castle (it has 22 rooms) so that his English wife would feel at home. Sadly, her poor heart did not make living at 6,000 feet easy, so she spent most of her time on the east coast and in England. It was built on 800 acres and sits next to what is now the Garden of the Gods. Today, Glen Eyrie is a conference and retreat center and is no longer as accessible to the public as it once was. I was thrilled to have the chance to paint there and want to thank Gary Bradley for all of his organizational work.
The weather yesterday was warm and cloudy. The rolling clouds caused constant light change. So that I would not spend hours chasing the light, I put the light in first, which is the opposite of my usual landscape technique. In this case it was the right way to go. RayMar donated the panels for the event. I love the texture on these boards.