Olana, Hudson River Valley, New York

Olana is the Victorian home of Frederick Church, a 19th c. landscape artist credited with the founding of the Hudson River School of painting. This painting is one view of the many panoramic sights that can be seen from this hilltop monument. The house is open to the public and a fascinating way to spend 2-3Continue reading “Olana, Hudson River Valley, New York”

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”