Saturday, July 9, 2011

Morning in Monte Vista

Morning in Monte Vista
11" x 14" Oil
$295.00 + $10. s/h

This is another landscape from our trip in March to the Monte Vista Crane Festival.  I painted it after the trip from a photo.  I love the late winter colors of the grasses.  I'm sure that now it would be beautiful greens.  The area is full of marshes, so there's not a problem with lack of rain and dry, ochre grasses that we often have.

This week in our front yard:

We left the garage door open, which we almost never do, and the deer came right in!  She just meandered away when I came out and looked at me as if I was bothering her!  

18 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

haha, you were bothering her...! Lovely painting..you captured the many colors of the grasses

Art with Liz said...

How lovely to have wild life just come to visit in total freedom - and what a beautiful painting. Such incredible colours.

martinealison said...

Je pense que si j'avais un tel visiteur, je serais heureuse... C'est mieux que le facteur qui apporte les factures!!
C'est un très joli paysage que tu as peint. Les touches de couleur bleue apporte un contraste très intéressant. Il y a aussi une belle profondeur dans cette peinture.
Gros bisous.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Such beautiful color - you are really blessed to go so many places and see such wonder! And so funny - the deer came checking your garage out!

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful western vista Pam! Love the blues in the grasses.

Susan Roux said...

Oh deer!

Pam Holnback said...

Celeste, Thanks so much. She's a joy to see, but...The grasses had such great colors!

Thank you Liz. We have so much wildlife. We had a bear living in our back yard this spring. Often have skunks. Have had a raccoon in the chimney. See coyotes from our deck. And, while not in our yard, up the street mountain lions were born in a back yard!

Martine, Merci beaucoup! Les visiteurs ne me rendre heureux! C'est juste un peu frustrant qu'ils pensent de notre cour avant est un bar à salade!

Thank you Kelley. I agree, I am blessed to live in Colorado. I think that if I left the front door open, she would walk right in!

Sherry, Thank you! The grasses were a little grayer, but I like the blue-gray better.

Susan. Thanks. LOL!

Marie Theron said...

What a wonderful full landscape in its natural beauty, Pam!What a sweet deer! You are privileged to see them on occasion!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Gorgeous landscape. Love the composition, the depth, mix if textures and of course the colors! A big winner. We have deer in our neighborhood too and I love it. We can't feed them as they are overpopulated and do cause a driving hazard. But I so enjoy living in a city but feeling nature all around me. The birds are especially happy and full of songs this time of year.

Gwen Bell said...

Glorious both in style and color!

I like your "pet" deer!

Stephen Parker said...

Fantastic subtlety of color and atmospherics, Pam. Really beautiful.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Marie! We have lots of great landscapes here. We see deer everyday, often up to sixteen. Our neighborhood is filled w. them.

Debbi, thank you! While they can be a nuisance, the deer are sweet to see. The birds lately have been incredible. I've been painting in the backyard daily and they are just singing away!

Thank you so much Gwen! This one is like our pet. When we're out front she just looks at us. But, is a little protective of the fawns.

Stephen, Thank you so much! I love it when I'm out somewhere and every spot around me could be an incredible painting!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Lovely painting, the colors are terrific!! And your encounter with wildlife is cute, how dare you bother her:)

Sonya Johnson said...

Great palette for this painting - it's amazing how many colors there really are in just plain "grasses", isn't it?

mary maxam said...

The blue-gray & violets of the sage in front is excellent. This feels very familiar and right!

Fay Terry said...

Beautiful landscape, the colors are great, especially like the bluish grays.
That deer must feel you have a very safe environment in your yard( and garage!)

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Marian Fortunati said...

Really love the painting... great color and composition!!

And the deer.... ahhhhhhh.