Monday, June 29, 2009

Telluride Plein Air Day 1

We arrived yesterday afternoon after spending the night in Placitas NM (where we lived for five years) with our friends Ted and Linda Heath. The drive through northern New Mexico, our old stomping grounds, was beautiful as always. Then, we traveled through Durango to Delores, winding through the mountains to Lizard Head Pass and finally Telluride.

First stop was to drop off frames to Jill Carver who was painting from this spot above Telluride.

That's the village at the end of the box canyon. I've painted two nocturnes from this spot in previous years, but this year, as I did last year, I plan to focus in on some more intimate scenes. Next, we stopped at the Sheridan Opera House so I could get my canvases stamped, then on to our hosts' home on the edge of the village.

This morning Steve headed back down to south of Lizard Head Pass to fly fish while I organized my stuff and tried unsuccessfully to get my ancient laptop to cooperate. Later we found a spot on Leopard Creek to fish and paint .

Tonight there is an artist orientation -but not until 8:30- so there will be plenty of time to take advantage of late light and the rising moon.


Janelle Goodwin said...

Looks like you found a beautiful, intimate scene to paint. I can just image how the bottom photo will look with a rising moon! The festival sounds like an exciting event. Wish I was there!

Don Gray said...

Hope you have a great time at Telluride. Happy painting!

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Janelle- you read my mind!

Thanks Don!