Bobcat Autumn – 12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition

Bobcat Autumn, pastel, 12x16 © Nelia Harper
Bobcat Autumn, pastel, 12×16 © Nelia Harper


I’m pleased to announce that “Bobcat Autumn” as been accepted into the 12th Annual Mile High Pastel Show sponsored by the Pastel Society of Colorado.

While I was out scouting locations for plein air painting last fall, I came across this scene of gold against the ridge of rocks as well as a lovely pine tree that became “Old Friend“.  I wasn’t able to finish the painting on-site but returned to it over the winter.  It brought back wonderful memories of fall leaves, the call of meadowlark, and countless hikes watching deer and elk graze.

I hope you are able to visit the art show.  Considered one of the top pastel shows in the United States, the 12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition received 343 entries from 17 states.  The challenge to be accepted was even greater this year as the number of entries continues to increase.

12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition
Opening Reception July 10 2:00-4:00pm
Show Dates – July 10 to September 8, 2016
Vida Ellison Gallery 7th Floor, Denver Public Library

Mon & Tues: 10-8
Wed-Fri: 10-6
Sat: 9-5
Sun: 1-5

Please contact the Pastel Society of Colorado at if you are interested in this painting.

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