Patrick Myers, Jerri Everett, Heidi Algrim, Carol Watson and I painted together on Friday. Patrick took on a view of the dune field and finished with a sweet piece - done in acrylic. Click on the image to get a larger view.
Patrick is an artist and a Ranger at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Catch his current show over at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center, in the 2nd Floor Artrium. On Thursday, July 11, join us for a chance to celebrate Patrick's work in a Reception for the Artist at the ARTRIUM - SLV regional Medical Center in Alamosa, CO.
From the Conejos west to Zapata; on Wednesday Sue Mc and I pointed the paint cruiser towards Mt. Blanca and Zapata. We had what I call a - "this is why I live in Colorado" day; absolutely beautiful. First we painted in an aspen glade then drove up, up, up, until we could see the whole valley below all the way to the San Juans. I chose a view of the dunes. It came off rather quick but I spent a good deal of time struggling with my crazy umbrella.
Saturday morning our SLV plein air group went up into the Conejos to paint near Josie's house. It was also Josie's birthday and we celebrated in the woods. The river runs through the development and the aspen forest was magical; large, old aspens full and twinkling in the breeze. It could not have been a more perfect day. Richard captures the scene in watercolor and my 14"x18" painting sits on the easel waiting to be signed.
When I returned form Boulder happy news was waiting from PAAC, Plein Air Painters Colorado; notice that I was juried into the 12th Annual Exhibition at Abend Gallery in Denver. This is a major show featuring the best of Colorado plein air work.
The 12th Annual Plein Air Colorado Exhibition will open on July 11 and continue through the 26th at Abend Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO.
The four paintings above were juried into the 12th Annual Plein Air Colorado exhibition at the Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado, and will be for sale. The show opens on July 11 at 5pm with a reception for the artists and continues through the July 26th. Abend Gallery is located at 2260 E. Colfax Ave., Denver.
If you can make it to Denver July 11, the opening at 5pm will feature an awards ceremony, voting for the Peoples'Choice Award, as well as an Artists' Choice Award.
The entire catalog of the show will be put up online on the PAAC website- which can be reached, via a link from this blog. PAAC- Plein Air Artists Colorado.