Tag Archives: Telluride
Telluride Tree Study Detail

Plein Air Studies

During Ying Li‘s The Figure in Landscape workshop we spent one day doing quick studies of the trees around the Ah Haa School for the Arts. Below are two plein air pieces done that day. The painting below was the third and final for that day. Ying gave us more time so the final painting is more complete. […]

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Village Bridge detail

Village Bridge Stop

On my first day in Telluride we rode the tram up to the Village. From the tram we had a glorious view of the aspen. Vibrate orange and deep yellows; they were at their peak. We walked through the town in a yellow wonderland.  Village Bridge Stop is my first attempt to capture the magical feeling I had that day.

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Pine Tree

Buddha Pine

On our hike to Bear Creek Falls, we came across this little pine tree. It seemed be dancing up the hill, illuminated by white aspen trunks.

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Placing Figures in Space

One thing I’m guilty of doing is cropping in tight on the models. During the Figure in Landscape workshop, Ying Li stressed the importance of placing the figure into the space. Here is an exercise where I’ve attempted to pay as much attention to the space and background as I did to the figure.

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Lone hiker

Telluride Hiker

On Sunday they rested. Not really, since we took a two hour hike instead. At least we took a break from painting. I didn’t do this painting in Telluride but rather from a photo I took while hiking back along the Bear Creek Falls Trail. When I started to draw this out in charcoal on my canvas, I […]

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Bowl of apples

Judy’s Apples

On our second week painting the figure, the weather cleared and Ying brought the model outside on the back deck. After everyone had cleaned their brushes and left for the day, I started this still life. The chair and apples were left in place for the second day of painting. As I was paining, Judy walked […]

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