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”

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”

Victor Mines

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”