Coming Up – 34th Annual Fort Collins Historic Homes Tour

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The 34th Annual Fort Collins Historic Homes Tour is coming up September 15th.  Northern Colorado plein air painters have been invited to paint at the historic homes this year, and have a pop-up art show and sale at the Avery Carriage House (108 N Meldrum). Throughout the summer,  artists painted … Read More

Painting Whitewater

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After working diligently in the studio on a very difficult perspective problem for the past few days, I stepped outside for some much-needed plein air painting.  I found painting whitewater at the Poudre River to be the perfect solution. Apparently, I needed to unleash some pent-up color craze and fluidity. … Read More

Lilacs, oil on linen

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For a week, I stood in the backyard studying the form and color of lilacs.  Hidden among the trees, I tested out Cobalt Violet, Cobalt Violet Deep, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Raw and Burnt Umber and Rose Red Deep. Time was running out as the temperatures climbed.  Soon, … Read More

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