which is almost what happened at the Quick Draw Saturday. There was this big black cloud that threatened to drench the auction the entire time. I haven’t any idea why the thing stopped and shifted to the S. E. but it did. Maybe it was the hundred or so people in the park sending out vibes that we just didn’t need it. Anyway all we got was a sprinkle or two and the event went just as planned. Below is the 90 minute painting I did.
It’s hard to believe I brought it home with me. But it’s not all bad. It means I get to keep it. I really like this one. It’s more abstract than I usually do and the depth (hard to see in the photo) is even more than I bargained for. It’s a lesson to hang on to.
This is the piece (above) I did in the Livermore area near Fort Collins. I’ve wanted to paint there for a while now and I wasn’t disappointed. My host let me have the run of the property. Overload!!!! It’s a most beautiful area with great subject matter everywhere. So many choices made the task of finding just one thing to paint pretty hard. I pulled it out though. It’s titled “The Open Road” and measures 18×24 inches. It’s one of the three I submitted for judging. It’s better in person. The photo was taken in the gallery because I spaced getting it photographed here at home. The light was a little weird and we had to hand hold the camera.
These were the other two entries submitted for judging. The first is titled “Dynamic Duo”, the second is “Little Growie Thing”. Growie Thing fits since have no idea what it is. I figured since I was there and it was there and my paint was there it’d be a great time to get it on canvas. It’s one of my favorites.
All those painters, so little time. There’s a painter on that bridge somewhere.
Don’t pay any attention to the shifty eyed guy in the white shirt. He’s a camera hog. Can’t be trusted.
Margaret Jensen doing the same pot of flowers as me and what day in Estes would be complete without the wild life. ( Oh wait! That was Wednesday night.)