This abstract forest looks a lot like Colorado to me, but you be the judge.
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.
Looking North, monsoon day.
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”
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
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
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”
Backlit mountains as the sun sets on Phantom Ranch, looking down Hermit Road. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1034633