Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Southwestern Colorado Series

Went to Telluride this weekend. Colors down there are amped up. Greens, purples, oranges smother and fill the mountainsides. This is my first crack at deciphering and transmitting the effect.

Mountainside (16" X 12", oil on linen)

Approaching Rain (22" X 28", oil on canvas)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

On the Chama River

River Wall (24" X 12", oil on canvas)

Rivershine (16" X 20", oil on linen)

Canyon Trees (16" X 12", oil on linen)

Over Fourth of July weekend, Sonia and I floated forty miles through the heart of Georgia O'Keefe country in NM, taking the inflatable kayaks out of the water just below Ghost Ranch. We were led and cared for by old buddy Josh Munson (best friend in Ecuador from '98-'99) and his lady Shanti and other remarkable friends of theirs. Encountered two more rattlers and a bull snake, but none within striking distance.