Wednesday, February 14, 2024

New Paintings - Winter 2023/24

Flatirons in Winter - Prints Available

Embracing the cold this winter, I did a painting of the Boulder Flatirons caked in snow.  Funny thing is that this photo I used for reference was take in MAY after a mid spring snowstorm a few years ago!

We also spent a weekend recently in Colorado Springs and I took a stab at doing a 1 hour plein air painting in the cold.  Wow!  That was revealing.  I now see how slowly I normally paint.  I definitely left wishing I had another hour or two.  Below is a comparison of a one hour painting of Pike Peak and a 20 hour painting of the same peak done years ago:

Pikes Peak - 1 hour plein air

 




1 hour

20 hours

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Inktober 2023

 


My kids and I did an ink drawing each day in October for Inktober.  We filmed the whole process in the YouTube video below.  Check it out!




Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Fall Color Trip - 2023


 

This year we wanted to visit a less popular part of the state.  Yampa is my old hunting grounds so I knew the area well.  We spent two days in the Flat Tops Wilderness and then took a detour through Steamboat and then toward Silverton/Dillon on the way back.  Here are a few photos from the trip:




This classic Steamboat Barn used to be out in the middle of nowhere.  Now it's completely surrounded by condos and city buildings.  It's very difficult to get a shot of it without newer buildings in the picture:


And a few shots from on the way home.  We caught a sunset at Lake Dillon:

Eagle's Nest Peak from near Kremmling

Sunset over Grays and Torreys Peak from Dillon Reservoir - Prints available