Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Silver Plume with PAAC
Taking the day off from work, I joined Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC) yesterday on their weekly paint out. It sure was nice to get out of the city as it has been remarkably hot the past week or so. And I haven't been up to the mountains yet this summer. There were lots of artists set up around Main Street so I went looking off the beaten path. I had set my mind on trying the little church in Silver Plume which had housed an Art Gallery not so long ago, and I just didn't like it from Main Street. BUT I found a place that looked up to it from below with lots of great shapes, and though I was in the sun, I was on a bridge over the creek so that kept me cool enough. I started painting on this little guy around 10 a.m. and wrapped it up by noon. I went with a 9x12 to get a more complete painting and not just a "study." There was so much information even though I did go for simple shapes. I had fun and got pretty close to what I was going for. Will wonders ever cease?