Driving From Salida

I've been on an extended road trip to Colorado following a personal loss.  The trip has been healing and a wonderful break.  The bottom line is that I have been inactive as an artist.  I DID have a chance to work on a few and they are posted below.  This is a little hurry up and the photos are taken with my iPhone so not the best quality.....hopefully future posts will show improvement.

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AAA is a painting from a photo reference of Clear Creek, while driving from Salida, Colorado to Greeley.  This painting was given to a special friend of mine and the title has a secret little meaning.

PORTLAND AT RUSH HOUR, 11 x 14 oil on linen.

My intention was to do a plein air painting and I had about three hours.  Unfortunately, Colorado was in the middle of a major lighting and rain storm.  I improvised and painted from my sister's back yard under the protection of her covered patio.  Used a photo that I took a year or so ago on my iPad.


WELCOME SHADE, 11 x 14 oil on linen. 

I did a small plein air study of this path in early May and later did (90%) of this painting as a demo for the Society of Washington Artists in Vancouver.  It was a fun project and they were a nice audience (very little rotten fruit was thrown).