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Steamboat Cove, Colorado River
My friend Alan lives in Lake Havasu, Arizona and he loves sailing on the lake. There was not enough wind to sail so we motored out to "Steamboat Cove". Before Hoover Dam was built there was enough water on the Colorado River in Arizona that Steamboats could be steamed up the River. Alan was in the aft of the boat, I set up in the cabin and I had a nice view of the top of the rocks, and good view of Alan but the Bimini shade obscured his head. You can see Alan's portable easel and bottom of his painting. We're not quite Manet and Monet in his water craft.
Bill Williams Preserve, Arizona
Evening Clear Creek
Wild Purple Flowers
This was the first of the three paintings done in Fort Collins at their Paint-a-thon. I started this painting at 7am with long early morning shadows and an explosion of purple against the lush green of the trees.
Lorrie State Park, Fort Collins
The 2016 Plein Air Artist's of Colorado Paint-A-Thon, held in Fort Collins, Colorado. This was the third of three paintings. Lorrie State Park skirts the west side of Horsetooth Resevoir. I took a short hike down from the parking lot and I found this quiet cove. I was drawn by warm varied pink colors of the rocks and the cool green of the cottonwoods and willows in the cove, I wanted to play with the warms against the cool.
Heil Ranch,Bear Peak
The first time that I've been to the Boulder County Open Space "Heil Ranch". I met my friend Scott and we had a short hike to a draw where he had a beautiful view to the North and I had the iconic view of the sharp peak of Bear Mountain looking to the south. This day may have been the beginning of our summer monsoon season, the atmosphere became heavier and obscured the beautiful receding ranges. This 'en plein air' painting was selected to show in the "2016 Boulder County Juried Art Show".
Bottom right yellow swatch, bring dark green and shadow across. Ridge line touch yellow to give subtle indication the ridge continued
Rock Creek in Clover
I love painting on a summer evening. The sun is trying to squeeze out the last of the days' colors before we go into darkness. The light surfaces have more warm yellows and oranges than they do in the middle of the day. This 'en plein air" painting was selected to show in the "2016 Boulder County Juried Art Show"
Old Town Fort Collins
Unfinished; This is the second of three paintings painted in Fort Collins at their paint-a-thon marathon. I set my easel up on the 3rd level of their downtown parking garage and I had a great view of "Old Town Fort Collins."
|2017 Colorado Visions Exhibition, Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave||2017-04-10 thru 2017-05-25|
Thursday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Opening reception for the 20th anniversary for "Colorado Vision", A juried exhibit Sponsored by the North Metro Arts Alliance,by
Three paintings were selected for the show, "Lizard Rock", "Cottonwood Canopy", and "Table Mesa Park". These three paintings can be found by selecting the "Oils" link on the Home Contents page,
|Boulder County, Parks & Open Space, Juried Art Show, The Great Frame Up, 430 Main, Longmont, Co||2016-10-14 thru 2016-11-04|
Friday, October 14, 6-9 p.m. - Free opening reception for the "Outdoor Creations - 2016 Boulder County Juried Art Show"
The Boulder County, Parks & Open Space, Juried Art Show will open in Longmont on Oct.14, 2016. The artists were limited to painting sites only in the Boulder County Parks and Open Space. My two paintings selected were painted at the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve and Heil Ranch.
|2015 Colorado Visions Exhibition, Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave.||2015-04-16 thru 2015-05-26|
Thursday, April 16, 5-7 p.m. - Free opening reception for the "Colorado Visions - 2015 North Metro Alliance Juried Art Show"
I placed second (aka the Judges Award) with the oil painting, "March, Marshall Mesa". The show is sponsored by the North Metro Arts Alliance.
|2014 Colorado Plein Air Exhibition, Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Ave Pkwy, Level 7||2014-11-18 thru 2014-12-31|
Friday, October 10, 6-9 p.m. - Free opening reception for the "Outdoor Creations - 2014 Boulder County Juried Art Show"
This exhibition represents a culmination of the creative work of over 60 plein air artists painting at dozens of venues across the state. This is the fourth year that I've been selected for this show and the first time to be selected in the Professional Artist category. I didn't win any awards but I am very happy with where my paintings were hung and under great lighting
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