In preparation for my show, I spent most of Tuesday in Del Norte in good company at the Rio Grande Museum and Cultural Center- a well appointed and well supported regional museum here in Southern Colorado. I had Paul Williams, of watercolor fame and father of Roger Williams (well known Western oil painter) there to share painting stories, war stories (his), skiing stories, and generally help get the show together. Paul taught for years at Adams State College in Colorado and set standards that probably few of us could meet. It was a painful/pleasure to have him critique my work and tho' I didn't ask for it, it isn't often you find yourself with someone truly qualified, who will give up the "goods" in such a genial manner. We had a great time, put up the work and pretty much yakked about art all day. Thanks Paul.
My Expressions in the Landscape Show will hang until March 27. There will be a public reception on Saturday, January 31 from 2-4 pm, with food - of course.
The Rio Grande Museum is located at 580 Oak St., Del Norte, CO and regular hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.
Thanks to Dr. A.J. Taylor for this photo.