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100 for $100 Small Works Show
I'm looking forward to being part of the 100 for $100 show at the Fare Bella Gallery in Manitou Springs, CO. Many of the small works seen here will be on sale at the show, plus these new 8x10's displayed in this post.
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Nymphaea
Near my son's school is a city park with a nicely designed pond full of lily pads. Fortunately this flower was close enough to shore that I could get a shot of it from above from which to paint from. There are some beautiful pink and red flowers as well, bu...
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Lily Pads I
In front of my son's school is a well kept park with a nicely designed pond full of lily pads in bloom. One morning after dropping him off at school I snapped a number of images from shore, which was a bit difficult because of the cattails that block the wa...
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Aspens Ready
If you're a landscape painter and you live in Colorado you paint aspen trees. You. Just. Do. Fortunately I enjoy them! This scene shows them just a week or two before they transformed to their spectacular autumn golds and yellow. I had attempted this scene ...
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Peak One, Summit County Colorado
This is Peak One between Breckenridge and Frisco. I never really noticed these two peaks in my past visits to Colorado, but now that I'm painting a lot I'm paying better attention to the scenery. It fascinates me how many possible paintings spring up whenev...
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Peak One, Summit County, Colorado
This is Peak One between Breckenridge and Frisco in Colorado. I never really noticed these two peaks in my past visits to Colorado, but now that I'm painting a lot I'm paying better attention to the scenery. It fascinates me how many possible paintings spri...
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Fox Run Pond
One of my favorite local parks is Fox Run on the north side of Colorado Springs. It was the first park my family and I visited after moving to the Springs in 2013. Being refreshingly full of trees it stood out to us as we had become accustomed to the dry an...
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Pikes from Northgate in Spring
I've painted this scene before. It's located just outside my neighborhood. I wanted to catch it later in the day and this time it's in late Spring. The sunset strikes just the Northeast face of Pikes Peak, making things just a bit more interesting visually....
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Gazing West from Larkspur
What intrigued me about this scene was all these trees just waiting for spring to arrive. This was roughly late April and the trees were only barely showing the signs of buds. The plants out here in Colorado are pretty slow to leaf out, probably because lat...
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Sleeping Giant, Garden of the Gods
I'm just not sure if I like this one or not. Time and again I've completed a painting and not been happy with it much at all, but after it had been put away for a while it began to grow on me. Perhaps this will be that for me. Perhaps that's a common issue ...
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