Tag Archives: San Juan Mountains

Meadow on the Village Bypass Trail

Mountain Bikers love the Village Bypass Trail and I had a great time marveling at their speed and courage as I stood above the trail and sketched this morning. I considered including a few but they flew by so fast … Continue reading

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Like Matisse’s Windows

For the last three weeks I have been thinking about the view from the window. It is so beautiful and the framing of the vista by the window sets the view off splendidly. I looked a few times at some … Continue reading

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Clouds Crowd the San Juan Mountains

After getting help from friends, a cousin and the internet, I now know some of the characteristics of a mountain scene that I can look for as I study possibilities for a sketch. A foreground is important, it should be … Continue reading

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Telluride Mountains and Meadows

I have been working on sketching the mountains in this area and am having trouble getting a feeling of distance in these sketches. I think I need to fade out the distant mountains more and include more of the vibrant … Continue reading

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First Try On The Rise

Today we drove about 50 miles to Telluride Colorado where I will be sketching while my husband works here for the the next four weeks. What with breaking down our old campsite and moving into the rental here I never … Continue reading

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Walking Up the Rise

As you walk up the rise on my brother’s land to look out at Horsefly Mesa, there is a stunning moment when you can see the sky both under and above the boughs of the ponderosa pines. I like the … Continue reading

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Sneffels Range in the Middle of July

Mount Sneffels and the whole Sneffles Range command attention when in view. I spend a lot of time admiring these mountains when I visit my brother’s land and, with two days remaining, worked up my bravery and painted them.  This … Continue reading

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View From Our Campsite

All week I have been enjoying the view of the forest and road from our campsite. While not as spectacular as the meadow, I love the way the trees disappear into the dark green of the forest and decided it … Continue reading

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Cutting Away the Scrub Oak

Sketching in ink is something I have not done very much of recently because so much of my energy has gone to gouache. This afternoon I picked up my micron pen and sketchbook and drew my husband while he cut … Continue reading

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In the Meadow

The first two times I sketched this meadow I stood up above it and could see the mountains beyond it. This time the view is from within the meadow and the surrounding mountains are no longer visible. I added a … Continue reading

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