2015 Western Light Exhibition in Estes Park

The 2015 Western Light Fine Art Exhibition will open on Friday night August, 21st, 6-9 pm at Earthwood Collections in Estes Park, CO.
You are invited to join us in beautiful Estes Park for the show opening.
The exhibition will feature the best work of artists from all over the western U.S.

Not only is Estes Park a great Colorado painting destination, it is the gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.  Above is a morning view of Sprague Lake and below, a photo of Sue McCullough, David Montgomery and Dawn Normali painting at beautiful Loch Vale.
We will be painting at locations like this one all week and wrap up our time Friday night, August 21st at the Western Light Show -  6- 9pm.
Hope to see you there!


Class Notes: Oh, those Summer Nights

Last Tuesday night our class painted out north of town and about 7:30 the sky opened up and we enjoyed one of those WOW sunsets that goes from beautiful to fabulous to amazing - in about 15 minutes;
and about 15 minutes in -
it occurred to me - the complete presumption of trying to capture this wonder of nature. I painted as fast as I could in the twilight and really didn't want to look too closely when I threw it into the pizza box. The next morning I saw it was covered with bugs - silent testimony. . . .
to an evening well spent.
      This is the last week of the Summer Plein air Class.
Tuesday Evening at 6:30pm  we will meet on the south side of Carroll Park for sunset and mountain views.
Thursday Morning at 9am we will meet at the corner of Third St. and Poncha, behind Safeway for street views with lots of trees and shade.
     Summer will be gone before we know it.  Painting out is one of the best ways of making the most of this short season and stretching it out just a bit farther.
And the show in the sky last week had to beat whatever I could have been watching on TV.