Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rock Of Ages

Rock Of Ages
plein air oil  8" x 6"
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This is the 6th, and last, of the paintings I did in the PAAC, Plein Air Artist of Colorado, Marathon paint out.  I will admit, that by this time I was exhausted.  I'd been up since 4:30, had completed 5 other paintings, but still had this one to go.  This was painted in The Garden Of The Gods, an absolutely incredible park in the middle of Colorado Springs.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Front Porch

Front Porch
plein air oil  8" x 10"
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This is the 5th of the plein air paintings that I did in the recent PAAC, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Marathon paint out.  From 12 noon until 2:00 we painted in Manitou Springs, which is a small town touching the west side of Colorado Springs.  It's filled with old houses, charming stores, great B&Bs, mountain views and lots of people on a summer Saturday.

I drove over a few days before the event to scout out a location where I could paint and park....not easy!  I loved the vine of roses growing up the front of the porch and the turquoise couch creating a spot of color.  Luckily, when I pulled up to paint, there was a parking spot right nearby.  It was meant to be.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Water Lilies

Water Lilies
plein air oil  8" x 10"
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This is the 4th painting I did in the recent PAAC, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Marathon paint out.  We painted these at the PEO pond in Cheyenne Canyon.  I've painted many times at this pond, but always in July when the "lilies" were in full bloom.  This was great to just concentrate on the light and shadow of the leaf and sky shapes.  I'll be painting there again later this summer.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Morning Path

Morning Path
plein air oil  10" x 8"
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This is the third painting done on the recent PAAC, Plein Air Atists of Colorado, marathon paint out.  This was painted at Rock Ledge Ranch from about 7 am to 9 am.  We had an itinerary that we followed, kind of loosely, to five different locations. I've painted many times at Rock Ledge Ranch.  It's a historic ranch...."The mission of the Living History Association is to preserve, protect, restore and maintain the natural and historic integrity of Rock Ledge Ranch, which is set within an open par,k while providing opportunities for sale, educational and experimental programs that represent and interpret the social agricultural and economic development of the Pikes Peak Region from 1775 through 1920."

It's a great historic place to visit, hike, learn, paint right here in Colorado Springs.  

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pikes Peak at Sunrise

Pikes Peak At Sunrise
plein air oil  6" x 8"
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This is the second painting that I did in the PAAC, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Marathon paint out.  While waiting for the sun to actually rise over Pulpit Rock (in yesterday's post), I turned my easel around and painted Pikes Peak.  While painting I kept an eye on the sunrise to get the colors of the sky.  Sunrise was scheduled, interesting how nature can be scheduled, for 5:36.  But, Pulpit Rock is a bit higher than the horizon, so it didn't really rise over the Rock until around 6:00.  This is similar to a painting that I did of Pikes Peak at sunrise a few weeks ago.  But, that morning there was a full moon setting.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sunrise Over Pulpit Rock

Sunrise Over Pulpit Rock
plein air Oil  6" x 8"
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I recently participated in a Paint-Out Marathon sponsored by PAAC, Plein Air Artists of Colorado.   Held here in Colorado Springs,  it started at 5:00 a.m. and continued until dinner.  I'll post my plein air paintings from the event over the next few days.

Pulpit Rock is in the middle of town, so it was great for artists coming from all different directions and is an easy exit off the Interstate.  There weren't many clouds, so the sunrise was soft and calm.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Garden Lilac

Garden Lilac
plein air Oil  8" x 6"
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Last week my plein air groups, Garden Artists and PAAC, met in a beautiful private garden to paint flowers.  I loved the variety of lavenders in this lilac.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Moon Set Over The Peak

Moon Set Over The Peak
plein air Oil  5" x 7"
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I recently met some fellow artists at the crack of dawn to paint sunrise.  As happens occasionally, there were no early morning clouds, thus no great sunrise color.  So, I turned my easel around and there before my eyes was the full moon setting over Pikes Peak.  It turned out to be a great early morning!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Wedding Bouquet

Wedding Bouquet
Oil  16" x 16"
Commission

This wedding bouquet is off to a bride in Denver.  I think that all brides are beautiful;  they glow with happiness.  This young woman was extra pretty on her wedding day.  Wishing you both a life time of love and happiness.