Monday, October 31, 2011

October 31, "Hallowen Grave Yard"

 Happy Halloween! Today I wanted to paint something fitting for the day and what better of a subject than a grave yard. To give it that time of the year feel I decide to do my painting in a limited palette. A limited palette is the use of just 2-3 colors. I chose Black, White and Yellow Ocre.
"Halloween Grave Yard" 8" x 10"

"The Halloween Grave Yard"

October 30, "Winter Walk"

I was up in Central City this late afternoon and was chasing the light when I stumbled upon this wonderful patch of aspens. I went for a walk into them and when I turned around to look back, it hit me this is the spot for today. The light was great for almost missing it.
 "Winter Walk" 8" x 10"

"My Winter Walk"

Saturday, October 29, 2011

October 29, "Willow Path"

What a nice day turned out to be, for October. Today I went down to Lair O The Bear to paint the willows. They have been so colorful for the past week and I figured I better paint them before the color was gone. I went down to one of my favorite spots and began to have some fun.
 "Willow Path" 8" x 10"

One of my favorite spots.

Friday, October 28, 2011

October 28, A Touch of Each Season"

"A Touch Of Each Season"
Well it was a little warmer today and my van started up today. I thought I would drive down Bear Creek Canyon today when this great tree. When I saw it it had every color of each season on it. I though it was a wonderful little scene to paint.

"A Touch Of Each Season" 8" x 10"
I just wish I could take better pictures of the paintings.

At the spot.

October 27, "Winter Brush"

Well I got off to a late start today due to a dead battery, got to love winter. On the way out I drove past one of my favorite brush to paint. It was all a glow so as usual I set the equipment up and began to paint. When I was finished and getting ready to take my location photo a local deiced to walk into the shot, she's at the bottom right side of the photo. This is one of the many reasons I love painting en Alla Prima Plein Air. 

"Winter Brush" 8" x 10"

My location photo with a local visitor.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

October 26, "Abstract Winter Reeds"

Wow what a snow storm we had today. I deiced to go out and see how the cattails looked, and like usual they looked great. I found a nice place to park and set up my easel. Today the scene had an abstract look to me, so this was how I painted it. 
"Abstract Reeds In Winter" 8" x 10"

My frozen location.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Acceptance into the Denver Plein Air Show.

I'm quite excited, I just dropped off two paintings that were accepted into the Denver Plein Air Show at the Denver Public Library. The show runs from November 15th - December 31st 2011.
The Opening Reception will be November 15th from 5-9 p.m. If you can I hope you can join us at the reception.   
"Denver Truck Stop" 16" x 20"

"Midnight Meeting At Marlowes" 12" x 24"

October 25, "Alnog The Fence"

 I went out Painting with the Plein Air Painters today down by the Platte River. What a great day to paint! The color was fantastic! and the temperature was superb for an october day. Now it's time to prepare for the snow storm a-coming.

"Along The Fence" 8"x 10"

Along the fence location.

October 24, "CottonWood Light"

 I was in Parker Co. today helping with my charming daughters color guard and the Evergreen High School marching band at State Competitions today. When I had a break I went painting and found some great Cottonwoods to paint. This was my second trip in two weeks to Parker and all I can say is what a nice place it was to paint at!

"CottonWood Light"  8" x 10"

I almost forgot to take a picture before the light was lost.

October 23, "Longs Peak Framed In Gold"

I was still in Ft. Collins when I found this tranquil scene of Longs Peak. I liked how the golden trees framed the peak.

"Longs Peak Framed in Gold" 8"x 10"

The Location.

October 22, "Home Colors"

I was in Fort Collins today when my lovely wife suggested going to Edora Park. As we drove into the park we saw this wonderful little spot along the creek and just had to paint it.

"Home along the Creek"  8"x10"

Along the creek side.

Friday, October 21, 2011

October 21, "Autumn Reflections"

It was a great fall day today. The temperature was perfect for Plein Air Painting and the light was fantastic. I went to Prospect Park today, what a nice little park. I painted the view of the foothills across the lake. The reflection was just so colorful and calm that it looked like a mirror.

No Picture today. I couldn't find my camera in my van. I put it in that special safe spot and then I couldn't remember where that spot was at the end of the painting day. After about an hour of tearing the van apart I finally found my camera. It was in my paint bag, next to my feet, all day long. In the special pocket that I never use. Well at least it was safe, from me.

"Autumn Reflections" 8" x 10"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

October 20, "Copper Beauty"

I was out looking for my daily scene when out of the corner of my eye I spotted this charming bush on the the mountain roadside. I quickly pulled my van over onto the shoulder and began to paint.

"Copper Beauty" 8" x 10"

Roadside Beauty.

October 19, "Autumn Cottonwoods"

Today I deiced to go back to Lair O the Bear. I wanted another chance to try and capture the great color of the cotton woods. 

"Autumn Cottonwoods"

The Cottonwoods.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October 18, "Golden Path"

I went to Lear O the Bear to do some painting of the incredible golden trees today.

"Golden Path"

October 17, Glow On The River"

 I was driving today when I noticed this glow out of the corner of my eye. Thats when I saw this warm bush next to the river. I new at that moment what I was painting today.

"Glow On The River"

October 16, "Crimson Beauty"

 I have been watching this tree change colors for the past 3 weeks. Why, well last year this tree was stunning during the fall and I missed the chance to paint it. This year though I planned to make sure that I didn't miss the chance to paint it.

"Crimson Beauty" 8" x 10"

The Beauty.

October 15, "Golden View of Pikes Peak"

I was in Parker today when I found this great spot to paint. I first was draw to the scene but then I noticed the view of Pikes Peak and it was the icing on the cake for me.

"Golden View Of Pikes Peak" 6" x 12"

The Location.

Friday, October 14, 2011

October 14 "HillSide Light"

Fall colors are everywhere. Today I went down Bear Creek and, Wow, the colors are stunning. Everything from lime green, crimson reds, deep lavenders, lemon yellow and just about any other color you can imagine to paint.

"Hillside Light" 8" x 10"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October 13, Platte River Reeds

I was in Denver today when I noticed this nice little spot on the North Platte River. The combination of cool colors was fun to paint
"Platte River Reeds 8" x 10"

Hanging out on the Platte.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 12, "Edge of the Green"

Today I found a nice little spot next to the creek to paint. What a great mixture of cool and warm colors.

"Edge of the Green" 8" x 10"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 11, "Fall Light"

 Today I painted with the Plein Air Artist of Colorado at the wonderful home of Jean Widman a fantastic artist herself. I found this old tree full of character that just screamed "Paint Me". The only down side was I forgot my camera. I hope I captured the fall light  well enough.

"Fall Light" 16"x 20"

Monday, October 10, 2011

October 10, "Aspens In The Valley"

Since I didn't get to paint the aspens yesterday I thought I would try today. I found this great little patch of color that was just glowing.
 "Aspens In The Valley" 6" x 12"

The Aspens.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October 9, "Echo Lake"

Today I was planning to paint some Aspens up on Squaw pass. As I drove Squaw Pass I noticed how the snow really took a toll on the aspens and I wondered what Echo lake looked like with the fresh snow. So I headed up the pass to Echo Lake. All I can say is I'm glad that I changed my mind.

"Echo Lake" 16" x 20"

At the lake.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October 8, "Frozen Fruit"

 Today was the first day of snow in the Evergreen and Denver area. I went out planing to do a landscape scene of the snow fall, when I came upon this little fruit tree frozen in time. For some reason it was far more appealing to me than the big scene. I enjoy finding subjects that I normally may over look by trying to find "The Big Scene".
"Frozen Fruit" 8" x 10"

Frozen Fruit on the branch.

Friday, October 7, 2011

October 7, "Exploding Color"

I was out today when I saw this old cotton wood tree along a dirt road exploding with color. I found the colors to be wonderful and so I began to paint. About half way through the painting the wind deiced to kick up and well, fortunately for me I had started with the tree, because after about 10 minuets of the wind only half the leaves were left.
"Exploding Color" 6" x 12"

After the wind stopped blowing.