Here we are at the Fourth of July Sale in town near the Telluride Sheridan Opera House.
Several of my sold paintings in Telluride included iconic turn of the century homes like this one, titled "Telluride Charm" 6" x 8"
|"Colorado Avenue" in the works...|
"Telluride Daily Planet;front page!"
"Colorado Avenue" 12" x 9" (still available) was created during the event, and above it is an article picturing it's development that made the front cover of the Telluride Daily Planet!
|"Morning Delivery", sold|
The "Quick Draw" took place on the thursday before the Fourth of July. A "quick draw" is actually not a "drawing" but an organized painting competition, where the invited artists are asked to paint in a designated area for a designated amount of time. (this one was two hours, beginning at 10:00am sharp). I chose to paint the side of this restored home/restaurant behind the park, where I spied and did some quick sketching and note taking to record a beautiful old pick up truck with it's delivery trailer behind. (We couldn't technically begin our paintings until 10am, and this delivery was made around 9:30am; which left me without "live" reference while I painted) Here is a photo of "Morning Delivery" when it was almost finished, and sold at auction to a very sweet collector after the event.
|"Bill Langford's Kayaks", sold|
We stayed at the Telluride Lodging, and happened to see these fabulous kayaks parked pretty consistently outside our rental unit. Both my husband and I noticed the view as the morning light streamed from behind the adjacent buildings and over the tops of the mountain beyond. I was surprised and delighted that the owner of the kayaks (and an absolute gem of a human being; in his retirement, Bill volunteers his time and the use of his kayaks to helping the disabled enjoy water sports in Telluride) was watching me paint it, and later "Bill Langford's Kayaks" was purchased as a gift for him from a sweet family friend at the Artists' Reception. It's meeting people like this, and touching the lives of people who are such a huge contribution to our world that make this whole "plein air circuit thing" a thrill for me!
|"Fourth of July Fun", sold|
Another thrill: One of the "flappers" I painted from my husband's photo reference from 2012 happened to find herself AND HER SISTER (what are the chances??!) in my studio piece, titled "Fourth of July Fun"! Above, "Shine" (short for Sunshine which I assure you is a fitting name!) is holding her new painting, her son at her left and husband at my right.
|"The Red Onion in progress"|
|"The Red Onion" 12" x 12", sold|
|Two delightful new collectors with their new paintings!|
|"Fountain Fun" 11" x 14" oil on linen (still available!)|
|"Gondolas from Hunter" 12" x 9" oil on linen (still available!)|
|"Justice Snow's" 10" x 8" oil on linen (still available!)|
|"Aspen Dining" 14" x 11" oil on linen (still available!)|
|"White House Tavern" 10" x 8" oil on canvas (still available!)|