I do a lot of still life work in my class because we almost always paint from life. To encourage students to loosen up I work to push my painting as far to the "edge" as possible and maybe take risks that would be harder in another situation.
'Onions', 6"x8", oil.
Eight painters from Alamosa joined the group in LaVeta on Saturday June 23rd for a paint-out hosted by the Spanish Peaks Arts Council. They were wonderful hosts, the town of LaVeta was charming, as ever, and we enjoyed a great day of painting en plein air. For more information on the Gallery of the Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe)go to www.spanishpeaksarts.org
On the street in LaVeta. This is wacky piece because I changed views midstream. It happens. 'Garden shop', 11"x14", oil.
Paintings from this week.
Plein air work from a morning at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. -See a previous posting.--The creek, which is all snow runoff, is probably at its peak this month and 7 painters went out to capture it.- We stood at or in the Medano Creek in a protected area out of the breeze. We called it right though, quitting at noon because a storm blew in not long after we left.
'Dunes in June', 11"x14", oil.