Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Heading Up 17th"

I was inspired by the annual National Western Stock Show Parade in downtown Denver to paint the longhorns and cowboys heading up l7th Street from Union Station. I plan to create some other pieces of the city with a western flair to be included in a show this August. Let me know with your comments which piece you like the best....the small loose version or the larger more defined piece?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pathway Through the Snow - City Park Denver

Getting out to paint in the snow is not something I would normally think as comfortable. However, when I was out with my artist-friend, Debbie McAllister, recently painting in City Park in the afternoon I actually was warm and cozy. It surprised me as I usually shy away from standing in one spot in the cool air. I had a great time and look forward to going out again soon.

360 degrees of 5090

I have been having fun doing some "plein air" paintings by painting out of the windows around my house and studio. I have been trying to create a piece whenever it snows.....and I understand we are going to get another snowstorm today!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

"Taking a Peek"

I have created quite a few small pieces of the Blue Bear peeking into the Colorado Convention Center.....there are a couple of them available at Abend Gallery and Great Western Art on 14th and Curtis. This one is 18" x 24". I am fond of the statue because it was created by a LOCAL artist, Lawrence Argent. The name of the piece actually is "I See What You Mean". I like to call my interpretations "Taking a Peek" or "Just a Peek".........I like the humor of the always cheers me to drive by and see it. This painting can be seen at Great Western Art, 1455 Curtis, Denver.