We Had Weather in Creede
I arrived in Creede about 10 am on Saturday morning and artists were already in the streets painting, both plein air (from the view) or from sketches. In the top photo Charlie Ewing (in the blue shirt) looks to the valley where rain is quickly moving toward us. Here in Colorado approaching weather is never an "if" only a when so I took the opportunity to pull my easel out of the street onto the sidewalk and under the ONLY overhang on the block. The hardy water media artists toughed it out even as the rain poured down. I was grateful for the few feet of cover that I shared with a "Pizza by the slice" guy who really drummed up the traffic.
Artists shown here are, from the top: Charlie Ewing, Steven Quiller, Randy Pijoan, Bobby Manning and Peggy Morgan Stenmark.
In spite of rainy weather, Taste of Creede, which also included the Silver Chef cooking competition, attracted a large crowd. That evening several of us gathered at the home of Steve and Marta Quiller for a relaxed pizza dinner, great conversation and a personal tour of their art collection.
This was the highlight, and what I will remember long after the painting sales and the weather have been forgotten.