Sunday, August 31, 2008

Painting The Parks - Estes Park Colorado

Last week I spent a glorious 6 days in Rocky Mountain National Park...working. (I this a GREAT country, or what?) My "work" was participating in the 7th Annual Estes Park National Paint Out, sponsored by Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park and Earthwood Collections Gallery.

63 artists came together to paint on location from August 9 through August 22, choosing a moment in time and special place to paint...including Rocky Mountain National Park, Big Thompson River canyons, views along the Peak to Peak Scenic Highway, and/or people and places in Estes Park, Colorado. Given a 50 mile radius in which to paint, artists chose to document cityscapes found in the various front range communities of Colorado. The public was invited to watch the artists paint during the two week painting period. All paintings were event stamped and authenticated and only works created and stamped during the painting period were included in the exhibition and sale.

In 2005, I participated in this great Paint Out and left the area with a list of places to paint...."next time". Well, "next time" has come & gone..again, & I still have a long list. So, I guess I'm going to have to go back next year..(yee-haa).

For this year's event, I submitted 6 paintings to my "host gallery", Earthwood Collections in Estes Park . (paintings are available for purchase through Earthwood Collections (970-577-8100) Estes Park, Colorado until September 30th.)

"Longs Peak Vista" (view from MacGregor Ranch)
11" x 14" Watercolor

"Photo Op" - (RMNP Bear Lake & Hallett Peak )
9" x 12" Watercolor

"Sprague Lake" (RMNP)

11" x 14" Watercolor

"The Stanley"

Historic Hotel, Downtown Estes Park

(People's Choice Award)

11" x 14" Watercolor

"View from Riverwalk Park" (Downtown Estes Park)

11" x 14" Watercolor

"Big Thompson" (Moraine Park area, RMNP)
11" x 14" Watercolor

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