Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Telluride Plein Air- Day 1

Today was the first offical day of the event, although I think about half the artists have been here painting for several days. First thing this morning I went up to get a start on the larger aspen piece I hope to do for the auction. As I drove into the area I noticed quite a bit of new construction going on and-you guessed it- my spot was now a construction site! Luckily the area is large and filled with lots of aspen groves so after a little looking around I found a good spot. Since my composition was, for the most part, set and in my head, I just needed to have some good aspen "models" and color notes to work with. There was enough material for another smaller start as well .

Next I went back to my "hidden pond" location from last year and blocked in a small piece. All of these will need to dry before I can start adding more layers and glazing, so tomorrow I'll start on a new batch.

Tonight was the artist orientation meeting and it was nice to see familiar faces and to meet some new artists as well. Time to get some rest and start again in the morning!


Janelle Goodwin said...

I'm looking forward to hearing all about your time in Telluride. It looks like paradise!

Sonya Johnson said...

Sounds like you're off to a great start already! We actually went into Telluride yesterday morning for coffee after camping for 2 nights near Rico, and boy, was it a warm day!

I did see several artists out, both in town and on the outskirts, and it did appear as though some had been settled in for a few days.

I hope all goes well, and have fun!