Sedona Plein Air Festival

It may be snowing in Alamosa but I have high hopes for good color and good weather in Arizona. I have been invited to join 29 other plein air painters at the Sedona Arts Center for a week of painting the Autumn color in and around fabulous Sedona Arizona.
It will be a full week of events, starting with a paint out in down town Sedona and continue with an ongoing wet-wall exhibiting work created during the week. In the photo are 7 of the great artists who will be there.  L-R: Shelby Keefe, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Tracey Frugoli, Peggy Immel, Hou Hai-ou,Betty Carr, and myself.
Click on this link: Sedona Plein Air Fest to see the complete schedule and all the opportunities to see plein air work in Sedona and the artists who will be creating it.

Should We Be Surprised?

Not really, but the first real snow of the season- even in Colorado, can catch you off guard. Last night we got about 4 inches of wet sloppy snow and for many painters it is time to throw up the white flag and head into the studio.  Nay!      It is too early in the season for that.
To all the Class painters - I will be at the State Street bridge tomorrow at 9am - hopefully, to paint;
Take heart and wear a hat.

Here we are on the river at the last plein air class of the season.
Bravo!   to you hardy folks who came out. Those leaves are just barely hanging on in spite of the early snow.

The next Painting Class session starts on
Thursday morning, October 31st -  9 to noon.
This Painting Session will be all STUDIO. Classes meet at the Alamosa Recreation Center.
Call 719-589-2105 for information or registration.


Last Chance CLASS, Thursday

This Thursday, is our last SLV Plein air Class for the season. We are meeting at the State Street bridge, 9 am and will see what the day offers.
I love this spot because it provides so many views: Mt. Blanca, the river, and masses of cottonwoods in the midst of change.
The Sangres have had a major dusting/dumping of snow this weekend so the mountains will be beautiful but it is a portent of things to come. This is a chance to enjoy the color while you can, in what has been a very strange, wet, windy and somewhat difficult (for painting) Autumn.
I have high hopes for October 17th; come out and enjoy the morning- and bundle up.
Upcoming CLASSES:
The next session of classes will be ALL studio and will start on
Tuesday Evening, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 9pm at  the Alamosa Recreation Center and
Thursday Morning, Oct 31, 9 to noon at  the Alamosa Recreation Center.