Sunday, September 20, 2009
Refreshed from vacation!
Just back from a 2 week vacation with several new paintings to show off. Colorado was beautiful and so was Santa Fe. I took in the American Impressionist Exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art and was lucky enough to fall into one of their free artist demos. Lee Rommell was demonstrating oil painting en plein air (actually the demo was outside but she was using a photo for reference so, it wasn't really a plein air demo although it was billed that way). Labor Day weekend in Santa Fe also meant we got to enjoy a huge art fair which covered the entire central square. Talk about perfect timing! Newly inspired from a day and two nights in Santa Fe we traveled on to Glenwood Springs where I pulled out my own plein air kit and completed the four 8x10 paintings you see here. I also did a couple of watercolor post cards which I mailed off and didn't keep copies. If you got one you know what they looked like.