Starting on Friday morning, July 29, artists Coni Grant, Susan McCullough and Peggy Immel were out on Kit Carson Rd. in Taos - about 5:45 to catch the very first rays of the sun- and a beautiful little crescent moon that hung over the distinctive adobes of Taos.
After that it was a painting an hour until dark. That means up to 15 plein air pieces in one day, from each painter - created one right after the other.
At the top are all of our finished pieces - taking in the entire stretch of Kit Carson Road.
Below, Sue paints at the Couse Museum. Later in the day each of us had to take cover from a crazy and violent rain storm but we painted on - under what ever cover we could find.
At one point in the afternoon two local musicians filled the sidewalk with great music.
In the end - a job well done; and YES it was a marathon.
Special "THANK"s to Peggy Immel and to Steve Immel, and to Rob Wilder of Wilder Nightingale Gallery.
The unframed, 6" x 8" pieces are on sale at
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery, on Kit Carson Road in Taos, NM.