I've been invited to participate in the 2018 Georgetown Plein Air, a one-day wet paint plein air paint-out on August 11th. The art exhibit and sale opens that evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos Street, Georgetown, CO, and will hang through August 26th. Daily hours are 10 am - 4 pm.
My 10" x 10" oil painting, "Gerbera and Lemon Leaf," is hanging in the current show at Framed Image Fine Art. The art show and sale, "Lime in the Coconut," runs through the end of June. Framed Image Fine Art I 5066 East Hampden Ave. I Denver, CO I 80222 I www.framedimage.net
My oil painting, "Blooms Au Soleil," is hanging in the Spring exhibit at the Framed Image Gallery in Denver. This stunning flower arrangement was so colorful that I had to capture it in a painting. I placed it outside on an antique three legged table that my mother painted, and had it back-lit by the sun. The color was electrified by the light, and that is what I tried to portray in the painting.
The show runs from March 3 - April 31, 2018. Framed Image is located at 5066 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80222. www.framedimage.net
My painting, "A Horse of a Different Color" is hanging in a show entitled "Paint the Town Red!" at the Framed Image Art Gallery in Denver. The show runs January 4th, 2018 through the end of February, 2018. I've been gaining inspiration from the Fauvists and have been pushing the color in my paintings. This horse was grazing in a field near the Broce Ranch outside of Evergreen, Colorado. The Framed Image Gallery is located at 5066 E. Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80222. www.framedimage.net
I have been invited to participate in the 2017 Cherry Hills Land Preserve Barn Party, an art auction benefitting the CHLP. The CHLP mission is to preserve open lands in Cherry Hills Village through leadership, stewardship, advocacy, and education. My painting, "High Line Shadows," is one of four paintings I have in the show. This painting portrays the High Line Canal, a historic trail and irrigation ditch, that winds through Cherry Hills Village and links many open spaces in the Village. Grand old cottonwood trees grow along the canal and turn gold in the Fall, providing a riot of color.
DLC Paint Out, Day One, 7:00 am: This photo of me was taken while I painted the iconic view of Larkspur Butte and Pikes Peak from the south rim of JA Ranch in Douglas County. We had to get out early to capture the morning light and to avoid the 95+ degree temps. JA Ranch incorporates a large mesa east of Larkspur, and the views from the top are spectacular. The owner opens her property for many events in support of the DLC.
DLC Paint Out, Day Four: This is my rough plein air painting-in-progress of the red barn at Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation's Lowell Ranch, a working agricultural education center located south of Castle Rock, CO along Plum Creek. The CALF ranch is an historic landmark and was donated by longtime ranchers John and Bea Lowell to preserve a piece of rural life in the suburbs and promote ag education. A large cow escaped from it's pen while I was painting, but the teen in charge of it easily caught her and led her back to her home. Three adult freshly-shorn sheep walked past as well. A group of elementary school kids appeared and toured the animal enclosures with a teenage leader. Lowell is a very busy place!
Art Critics - On the outskirts of the CALF Lowell Ranch this ewe and her lamb saw me painting nearby a fence and rushed across the pasture to greet me. I think they were expecting that I might have some kind of treat, and they baaing persistently. After finding no food, they departed for greener pastures.
Douglas Land Conservancy's 4TH Annual Plein Air Event - Save the Date!
I'm excited to announce that I have been invited to participate in the 4th Annual Douglas Land Conservancy's Plein Air Art Exhibition and Sale, "Capturing the Beauty of Open Land." The art sale will take place June 24th and 25th, 2017 in Castle Rock, Colorado. Participating artists will be painting en plein air (outside in the fresh air) on conservancy land for four days leading up to the art sale, which will feature their best paintings made that week. Douglas County, Colorado is located south of Denver and north of Monument and features beautiful western vistas of the front range and Pike's Peak, as well buttes, rocky outcroppings and green valleys.
Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC) members and Colorado Pastel Society members say "cheese" for a group photo in the Parker, CO studio of Lorenzo Chavez. Afterward we headed out for a day of painting at Hidden Mesa Open Space in Douglas County. We dressed warmly and had our boots on as it was a cold day in January.
This oil painting was a 9" x 12" plein air work that I painted in Denver's Harvard Park just days before Thanksgiving when the city was experiencing unseasonably warm weather. The tree was backlit and my goal was to capture the sunlight's "glow" as it illuminated the golden autumnal foliage.
"Lovely as a Tree" by Betsy Johnson Welty, oil on canvas, 9" x 12"