|"October Road" 18x24 oil on canvas|
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
First many thanks to all my painting students and friends for their patience, get well wishes and “medicinal” chocolate as my broken toe heals. If any of you have broken or fractured a bone, you know it’s pretty uncomfortable. Plus, I’m a constant multitasker so having limited mobility is a well, also a different kind of pain.
But, the “silver lining” is that you’re pretty much stuck so that’s keeping me focused on the work at hand. As I noted in my previous post, I’m currently working on some slightly larger oil paintings in anticipation of a group art show late in November at the 910 Arts Event Gallery.
|"Acorn Study" 8x8 oil on panel|
Ralph Waldo Emerson
More specifically, I’ve been considering a series of paintings inspired by natural elements (fallen leaves, tree roots, river banks, gardens, etc.) based on photos I’ve taken in the past few months. I recently went for a short hike (thankfully before the toe incident) along the Bear Creek near Evergreen, Colorado.
|Walking along Bear Creek in late September near Evergreen, CO|
|Plein Air painters in Lair o Bear near Evergreen, Colorado|