|First Snow at the Canyon 14x11 oil|
Monday, October 29, 2012
PAAC paint out at Castlewood Canyon State Park. We got our first snow of the season last night, and the Canyon was beautiful. Everything was dusted with about 4" of fresh white snow. It was cloudy, so the colors were very subtle. It almost looked like a black a white photograph everywhere, with a few tints of green and orange.
|Fall Yucca and Grasses 12x12 oil|
PAAC paint out at Chief Hosa and Genesee. This is the first long-range view of the mountains that you see when you drive west from Denver on I-70. When you get to the top of the hill, the mountain range is revealed as you drive under the bridge. The mountains looked especially nice today with a fresh dusting of snow.
On the way home, I stopped at Matthews/Winters park to paint some fall trees.
|Genesee View 11x14 oil|
|Fall Trees at Matthews/Winters 11x14 oil|
Friday, October 12, 2012
|Green Truck 11x14 oil|
Monday, October 8, 2012
PAAC paint out at Columbine Open Space. What a change in weather from yesterday! Very cool and windy today, a taste of things to come. The hillside had some great fall color. As I was packing up, a train went by and I had a front row seat.
|The Other Side of the Tracks 11x14 oil|
Monday, October 1, 2012
|Bush with Red Leaves 12x12 oil|
We met in Ashcroft, a ghost town about 12 miles from Aspen. The aspen were at their peak in this area, and it was hard to decide which view to paint. We voted to return to this location for a second day.
|Ghost Town 16x20 oil|
|Fall Trees 16x20 oil|
I spent the week in Aspen at a workshop with Don Sahli. We met on Owl Creek Rd behind the Airport. Don did a quick demo, then we painted the pond. It was hazy all week because of fires, which made the distant mountains almost blend in with the sky.
|Mountain Pond 16x20 oil|