Victor Colorado has and annual Plein Air event. I painted there for over a week last summer. Victor is a gold mining town and has been since the 19th century. There’s mine pits and mine heads all over town, lots to paint.
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CR 119 Looking Northeast, Westcliffe CO
CR 119 Looking Northeast, $1110USD, Casein, 16×20″, 2021.https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1219127 Cold front meets warm front. Looks like rain.
This abstract forest looks a lot like Colorado to me, but you be the judge.
CR 199 – Westcliffe, CO
CR-119, Westcliffe, CO” – $50 USDMicron Pen on Bristol – 12×9 in There’s so may forms of ink painting and drawing. I think drawing is more tedious than painting and that painting is more fluid (literally) than drawing. Micron pens are good for building layers and tones. Unlike brushes, the points wear and the ink supply runsContinue reading “CR 199 – Westcliffe, CO”
Greyling is a fresh water fish that lives at high altitudes (think Colorado). It’s a relative of trout but has scales whereas trout do not. It’s painted at close to full scale. They’re quite colorful.
Copper Gulch Road
Looking North, monsoon day.
Stampede Rodeo Stars
July is Rodeo in Westcliffe, Colorado, and mixed team roping is one of my favorite events. The woman, the man and both horses work in tight partnership to rope a calf while riding at a full gallop out of the shoot. It’s not easy, and there’s a lot more misses than successful roping of aContinue reading “Stampede Rodeo Stars”
Cottonwood Creek, Westcliffe, CO
Painted en plein aire, this painting was awarded 3rd Prize at the Sangres art Guild’s Alla Prima Westcliffe competition in Setptember 2019 https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/cottonwood-creek-westcliffe-colorado/788555
Shell Station, Westcliffe, CO
Painted en plein aire with the doors open to the cold wet night, this was entered in the Sangres Art Guild Alla Prima Westcliffe competition in September 2019. It was painted as I was hunkered down in my car with the door open. Plein aire is not my favorite way to paint a nocturne. ItContinue reading “Shell Station, Westcliffe, CO”
Hearts fly in to start the day, over the mountains to the high plains valley. The air is crisp and clear, it should be a good day. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1036382
Schoolfield Road, Westcliffe, CO
Colorado skies are some of the most punchy that I’ve ever witnessed. Light streams in through breaks in the thunderheads that dump momentary showers like clockwork during the monsoon season of July and August. The light can be bright and dark all at the same time. Wide vistas of the mountainous panorama can display a fullContinue reading “Schoolfield Road, Westcliffe, CO”
Hermit Lane, Westcliffe, CO
Backlit mountains as the sun sets on Phantom Ranch, looking down Hermit Road. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1034633
Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado
Looking North. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1033557
In the crisp late winter air the hearts gather on the fence line. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1032376
Hearts Fly Over the Mountain
Hearts head home after spending the day in the valley. They’ll fly back tomorrow. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1030823
Victor, Colorado, is the site of many mines, operational and abandoned. For those mines which no longer operate, the architecture that supported them still towers throughout the town’s landscape, a built presence that defines what Victor is, a place locked the memory of a different era and lifestyle It’s eerie, sort of magnificent and veryContinue reading “Victor Mines”
Butter and Eggs – Linaria vulgaris
Victor alla Prima, sold. Butter and Eggs was painted on site in Victor, CO. It’s a snap-drangonish perennial that stands 18-24″ and seems to love poor soil. It is delicat and detailed. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/butter-and-eggs/778422
Late in the day, western light, the leaves will plummet to earth in 48 hous. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1003376
Brush Creek Fence
Looking north in the late afternoon sun the fence posts march into the autumn pasture bleached by summer sun now departed. This is painted using three colors, alizarin crimson , yellow ochre and ultramarine. These pigments are then mixed to create the other colors of the painting. John Singer Sargent, American painter, used this colorContinue reading “Brush Creek Fence”
This little sketch is painted while looking west from our front porch. The spruce trees and low junipers are backlit by filtered sun through tall ponderosa pines. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1002293