Tag Archives: Telluride

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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Aspens along the Telluride River Trail

Following up on yesterday’s post, I went to another grove of aspen today, this one along the Telluride River Trail. In today’s sketch, some of the aspen trees are much closer to the viewer, giving a stronger sense of being … 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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Willows, Cottonwoods, and Cliffs

I painted the same scene yesterday, but today’s sketch is from a vantage point about a half-mile further west.

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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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Another View of Ajax Peak

I think I painted Ajax Peak 8 times from various locations in my 10 days here in Telluride, and this sketch is my latest from this series. It is interesting how much the lighting on the mountain changes depending on … Continue reading

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