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Day Eight: Clear Creek Plein Air

Excited to report we have already sold two paintings during this 10 day sale! Our next piece was painted on location, on the Washington Street Bridge, looking at Clear Creek, in Golden, Colorado. Barely a stone’s throw away from this spot sits Coors Brewery. Day Eight’s offering is titled Clear Creek Plein Air, oil on canvas.

Size of art: 9″ x 12″. Sold with optional frame as shown. Size of frame: approx. 12″ x 16″.


When I endeavored to paint this original on location, I did not anticipate working in 95 degree heat. Needless to say, the summer’s sun hitting down on me and glaring off of the wet paints made creating this painting one of the more enduring pieces I’ve done to date.

Complain, I shall not, as the great masters Winslow Homer and Claude Monet were known for dragging their easels into the most brutal of elements, as the only way to truly depict nature on canvas was to observe it in person.

Painting was made sitting on the Washington Street bridge looking west. Lookout Mountain is in the background.

$99 for today only!

 

Landscape to Paint: Colorado’s Hill Country

In today’s edition of New Art!, I’m always impressed with some of the spectacular scenery the state of Colorado has to offer, from the flat Eastern plains to the sharp cliffs of Ouray and Telluride. In the middle of teaching a landscape painting class, I painted this piece as a class demo from a photo we took on one of our Rocky Mountain excursions. If you are ever looking for a landscape to paint, Colorado is a great place to start.

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This photo was taken from a very specific town in Colorado. Perhaps you may recognize it. The first person to guess the name of the town either here or on our Facebook page will win a box of Colorado Landscapes cards.

 

 

“Colorado’s Hill Country” oil on canvas
was
$250.00
$175.00
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$75.00

Pikes Peak with Wild Lavender (or Purple Mountain Majesties)

I am reminded of a few lines from one of our most beloved patriotic songs. “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain…”The song was first written as a poem titled, “”Pikes Peak,”” written in 1895 by Katharine Lee Bates, inspired by a trip she took to Colorado’s own legendary Pike’s Peak. It was published on July 4th. The rugged beauty of the sculpted mountain reflected the rugged individual spirit that typifies so many Americans.

Thus, from this, this painting was created. It serves as an homage to the freedom we have in this country to celebrate life.

“Pikes Peak with Wild Lavender (or Purple Mountain Majesties)” original oil
$750.00