Tag Archives: San Juan Mountains

Ponderosa and Junipers

It seems a bit strange to abstract a landscape while out painting plein air, but somehow that is what happened to this painting yesterday. As I worked to show the shapes of the foliage against the many layers of the … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds above Sneffels

This is the time of year when monsoonal moisture makes its way up from Mexico into the San Juan Mountains. The clouds, mountains, and forest become very busy with movement and are wonderful to paint.

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Horsefly Mesa

The view of Horsefly Mesa from Burnt Mill Mesa is one of my favorites. The patterns that the grass fields and forest groves make are striking, as is the interplay of the many shades of green. And the spectacular colors … Continue reading

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Junipers and the Sneffels Range

I found a place where I could see a row of juniper trees leading off to Mount Sneffels, some 30 miles from here. The repeating shapes of the rocks, the trees, and the mountains, contrasted with the meadow in the … Continue reading

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The Sneffels Range in the Morning

I got up very early to paint one last Colorado scene from a favorite viewpoint that includes the meadow, pond, and Sneffels Range. The lighting at dawn changes rapidly, and this sketch shows the sun as it lit up bits … Continue reading

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Elk Herd

Yesterday while I was painting the iconic view of Ajax Peak, which towers over Telluride, a herd of elk came to the meadow which was on my left. Despite my excitement at seeing a herd of 50 elk, it was … Continue reading

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Back in Colorado

Back in Colorado Now that we are back in Colorado, I am reacquainting myself with the colors and shapes on the San Juan Mountains. So many greens and so many different kinds of rocks and cliffs. And then showing the … Continue reading

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