Sunday, June 23, 2013

Paac plein air marathon

"Plein air artists Colorado" had a plein air painting marathon yesterday, of which I participated. We started in Denver at 5am with a sun rise painting. 8x10

 Then we went to Red Rocks where I painted the next two pictures. 11x14
After lunch, we went to "Lair of the Bear" open space park. I found this nice tree to paint.
Finally, in the evening, We went to Evergreen Lake. It had clouded up, not my favorite light to paint, but ended up with this pretty nice painting despite of the light. I had a lot of fun and met some very talented and nice people. However, today, I am quite exhausted. 
I also had Thur. and Fri. off from work, so I had time to paint. This was my second on Thur. It is from the Peak to Peak highway south of Nederland a few miles.
My First Thur. I thought had turned out pretty good, but on the way back to the car it fell on the gravel path wet side down. After it completely drys, I'll brush it off and repaint where needed. Needless to say, I was crushed when it happened. however it's not so bad to keep me from posting it here anyway. Friday was worse. A gust of wind knocked the easel over spilling paint thinner all over my almost finished painting. That one I am not showing, it is too messed up.

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