Castle Rock-tober

"Castle Rock-tober"
9" x 12"
Acrylic on canvas panel
Some of my favorite images were photographed in October in Colorado a year and a half ago. It had been a wet summer, which made autumn resplendent, even after the aspens had fluttered-away their leaves. The hills around Castle Rock unfurled a tapestry of greens, golds and russets, while the distant hills and sky wove an appropriate border of complementary purples and blues.  

In a week I will be photographing the beauty of New Mexico. Can you sense my excitement?


Colorado Moose Calf

"Colorado Moose Calf"
7" x 8.5"
Pastel on sanded paper
We had driven for two days without seeing any wildlife, then critters began appearing out of nowhere, or maybe we finally acclimated to our surroundings and could see the forest for the trees.  

This calf was on one side of the meandering stream and the cow was on the other.  Thankfully, I was not between them when the opportunity to photograph them came.



12" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas
I came across a photo I took of the Continental Divide and felt like painting it again. I don't know how many times I've done it in the course of two and a half years since I've been there, but this little pond is one of my simple, favourite places. No jagged mountains, no rocky rivers, no canyons or wildlife.  Just a cute reflecting pond.

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Continental Divide

"Continental Divide"
6" x 6"
Oil on flat canvas
The Continental Divide slumbered behind the trees along this creek that I passed several times a day near the resort where I stayed in Winter Park.

This is a thirty minute painting. According to Robert Genn of The Painter's Keys, it's good to do them with some regularity... "to focus and pay attention, if only for a short time. It's been identified as a primary key to the development of human effectiveness."

Trying to focus here...
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Purple Pansy

"Purple Pansy"
8" x 8"
Oil on wrapped canvas
She was one of the darkest pansies in the planters up at the top of the ski lift at Winter Park, Colorado last summer.  Most of them were pale, small, lacking oxygen, like I was.  Or maybe it was just my perception up at that altitude.

Purple Pansy was painted with glazes of dioxazine purple and permanent rose.  I waited for her to dry and buffed on a glaze of a transparent yellow to warm up her overall appearance.

This and most of my paintings presented here for you are available on Daily Paintworks, where they are also for sale through an auction.

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