Tag Archives: Black Watercolor Paper

Alpine Meadow

I climbed up Telluride’s Bear Creek Trail a few miles and rested in an alpine meadow. I had paper, pastel pencils, and gouache along, but there was so much to look at and so many different angles to choose from … Continue reading

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Telluride on a Quiet Evening

Telluride, a small town in western Colorado, is known for its ski slopes and summer festivities. Quiet Telluride evenings are a rarity in the summer, but I snapped a photo of one yesterday and then painted this later. Quiet or … Continue reading

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The Ridge Trail

The Ridge Trail near Telluride climbs through a forest of fir trees, aspen, rocks, and meadows. I need to go back and do several more of these until I understand how to convey aspen. Even so, I like this sketch … Continue reading

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Cottonwoods and Cliffs

There was a competing view to the view I last posted. If you turn 90 degrees to the south from the spectacular mountains I painted yesterday, there is a meadow edged with cottonwood trees and sandstone cliffs. I had difficulty … Continue reading

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Down in the Meadow

This is the same meadow from yesterday’s post, but the focus is much more narrow, and the vegetation is more wild. This is an spontaneous sketch where I just painted in the moment, putting in color and shapes without planning. … Continue reading

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A Seven-Letter Word that Means Fun?

For my family, a reunion means playing games together. These two jumped right into a crossword puzzle first thing this morning. I like this sketch because I think it captures the momentary bafflement that makes puzzles so much fun.

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The Summer Reunion Begins!

We traveled home from Denmark, recovered from Covid, got into our camper, made it to Colorado for our annual family reunion, and then spent the first day painting with my sisters. It felt so good to be painting again. This … Continue reading

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