Class Notes: Painting at the Marsh

Tuesday evening our painting class met at the marsh for some plein air work as the sun set. At first rain threatened and it was really windy - one reason why the evening class usually doesn't go out until September - but after a bit the wind died down to a mosquito foiling breeze and the evening was perfect. We have painted from this location, just north of Alamosa, many times and it always yields good stuff. The wetland is home to water birds of all kinds, the sunsets are always fabulous, and after the sun has set, Mt. Blanca lights up with alpen glow.
Photos cannot do justice to such a location at the absolute best time of the day. Who would not want to be us on such a beautiful evening out?

My piece is a 6"x 8", at the bottom.



Here we are, Women of the West: Cindy Carillo, Dawn Normali, myself and Margaret Jensen.
Cindy came all the way from Arizona, and Dawn and Margaret came from Estes Park.
Maggie Renner-Hellmann, from California, and Sarah Rogers could not make it- but no worries, the evening was very full.

It might have been nice to spend the time just catching up with each other but the show also attracted collectors and new buyers so much of our evening was spent meeting new people and making new connections. To the right here is Cindy with her award winning work and below is Eldon Warren with Ron Wilcocks. Ron and his wife Ann own the Earthwood Gallery in Boulder and also Earthwood Collections and Earthwood Artisans in Estes Park.
At the bottom, Cindy and Dawn in front of Dawn's fabulous piece that was highlighted at the front of the gallery.
I was honored to be in this show that featured the work of such great women artists. It is also a pleasure to call them friends.
The work of each of us is quite distinctive from the others- so makes for a very good show that will run through the end of August. If you are in the Boulder neighborhood this summer stop by Earthwood Gallery on the Pearl Street Mall and check it out.
And one last note: the painting "New Day", that I used to feature this event, 2 posts ago, sold during the course of the evening. Yay!