Friday, August 31, 2012

Park County Sunset

Park County Sunset
12" x 16"  Oil
$245.00 + $10. s/h

This was the sunset we enjoyed last Saturday when we were up in Park County for the weekend!  It doesn't get much better than that!

Tomorrow, September 1st, is the 12th Annual Ranchlands Artist Gathering Exhibition.  I'm thrilled to be included with these Colorado Artists.  It's at Chico Basin Ranch 22550 South Peyton Highway from 1:00 - 4:00.  please click here for more info:  https://www.swiftpageemail.com/speasapage.aspx?X=2Q0GG3AYI4PO277800YFWP

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Standing Bull

Standing Bull
24" x 18"  Oil
Temporarily On Hold for the 12th Annual Ranchlands Art Show
However, please contact me if interested.

I'm getting ready to frame this guy for the Ranchlands Art Show at Chico Basin Ranch,
 (in southern Colorado Springs down by Hanover) on September 1st 1:00 - 4:00.  I posted several times on my blog in June about the Artist's Gathering at the Medano Zapata Ranch in southern Colorado.  I've been painting this summer for 3 upcoming Ranchlands shows this fall.  The first one is on September 1st.  I'll post more later about the others.

Please click this link for more info about the show:
https://www.swiftpageemail.com/speasapage.aspx?X=2Q0GG3AYI4PO277800YFWP

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wall Shadows

Wall Shadows
6" x 6"  Oil
$75.00 + $10. s/h

This is from Tuesday morning when my plein air group.  I loved the light and shadows on the wall of the house.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lunch With Liza Hirst in London


I just got back from a trip to London.  Our daughter works for Visa, a proud sponsor of the Olympics, so I went over to see her while she's there working for the Olympics and Paralympics.  I had a great time!

While there I got together for lunch with fellow blogger and artist Liza Hirst.  Liza and I have been blogosphere friends for several years and it was really wonderful to meet her in person!  Here we are after lunch having English tea!  If you're not familiar with her work go to her blog, you'll love what she paints.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Beautiful Morning

Beautiful Morning
9" x 12"  Oil
$145.00 + $10. s/h

This is the view from our kitchen deck, minus the fence around the back yard and shrinking the trees a bit.  I have painted this same scene many times; I did a whole series of this sunrise on small 5" x 7" panels.  

Friday, August 10, 2012

Cone Flowers

Cone Flowers
10" x 8"  Oil
$145.00 + $10. s/h

And, some more flowers from one of the gardens in our back yard.  Our back yard is fenced, which allows us to garden.  The front yard is just a salad bar for the deer.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pink Ladies

Pink Ladies
10" x 8" Oil
$145.00 + $10. s/h

These are tea roses that are in a corner of our back yard.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Western Slope

Western Slope
11" x 14"  Oil
$245.00 + $10. s/h

This is from a trip last October through the Western Slope (the other side of Colorado.)  I realized that I hadn't posted it!  I loved the way the light was peeking through the mountains.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Colorado Aspen

Colorado Aspen
11" x 14"  Oil
$245.00 + $10. s/h

I love the color of the leaves of the Aspen tree in the summer.  It's a beautiful warm green.  In the fall the Aspen leaves turn a spectacular yellow/orange/green.
Aspens are all native to cold regions with cool summers ie: high altitudes.  Aspens grow in large colonies derived from a single seedling, and spread by means of root suckers.  New stems in the colony can appear at up to 90 to 100 feet from the parent tree.  So, when you see a grove of Aspen, they are all connected by the same root system.  I heard that once on Jeopardy, and knew the answer.  Actually, I heard the answer and knew the question.
Each tree can live for 40 - 150 years above ground, but the root system of the colony lives much longer.  In some cases for thousands of years.  There is a colony in Utah estimated to be 80,000 years old (I found that out in Wikepedia.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tree Shadows

Tree Shadows
8" x 10"  Oil
$145.00 + $10. s/h

I love the way the light and shadow plays on the path and trees.  The back lighting also drew me to this scene.