8.17.2013

Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Juried Exhibition



 Last weekend the Plein Air Artists of Colorado National Juried Show opened in Denver at Abend Galley. Unfortunately, my summer schedule of shows precluded my ability to attend - but it was the first time in many years that Sue and I could not be in Denver to see the work and visit with artist-friends.
This show will be on exhibition at Abend Gallery at 2260 East Colfax Ave., Denver until the end of August.
My paintings - Mountain August, 16x12, painted in Rocky Mountain National Park and
Chamisa Trail, 9x12 - painted toward LaVeta Pass, were both juried into the show.
To view the entire show online click this link:
 http://www.abendgallery.com/html_shows/13-paac-juried-exhibition/ 
A final note:  when I viewed the show online, I was extremely disappointed to see that my NAME was spelled incorrectly. sigh. . .
As artists, we jump through so many hoops, we pay to enter the show, pay to ship to the show and even pay to have the gallery open up our shipped work -and in the end they can't take the time to READ the paper work.
Yeah! I am a little ticked off.

8.14.2013

Class Notes: If You Missed it!














Our weeks painting together in class went by really fast - like the summer in general. July and August have given us beautiful days and spectacular evenings. The top photo is only a small portion of the drama that unfolded over the San Juans in July as the sun set. Farther down is my small demo, painted on the Rio Grande River last week. Tuesday night we painted out at Perla's house south of town, where we were treated to a sunset in the west while Mt. Blanca lit up in the east.
If you could not make the summer plein air class and would still like to get in some out door painting - our next session begins  Tuesday evening, September 10 or Thursday morning September 12th. The first meeting will be in studio at the Rec Center.
Come ready to paint.