plein air oil 10" x 8"
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$195.00 + $10. s/h
Recently my husband and I were in Basalt, Colorado on the western slope for a fishing and painting trip. It's a gorgeous 4 hour drive from Colorado Springs. It's great that fishing and plein air painting go hand in hand. So, while my husband was off fishing, I set up along the river bed to paint.
I've seen lots of great paintings of clear river water. I think that it's a challenge to paint rivers, especially clear ones. These rocks were so colorful that I wasn't sure if it would read that they're under water. But, I told myself to just "paint what you see" and painted away.
The Frying Pan River is a tributary of the Roaring Fork River...don't you just love these names? According to local legend when a group of trappers were attacked by a band of Ute Indians, only two men survived, one of whom was injured. Leaving his wounded friend in a cave close by, the last man left to get help. He hung a frying pan in a tree so that he could find the cave again upon his return.