Saturday, July 3, 2010

Telluride Plein Air- Day Six

The Hidden Pond
12 x 24 triptych

Last year as we were driving out of Telluride I noticed a small pond set back from the road and screened by a stand of aspens. I managed to get Steve to stop and find a small turn off which took us back behind the pond. That was the photo I posted earlier this week. Here is the piece I completed this year at that spot. Although it hasn't found a home yet (several others did today though!) , there has been a good deal of interest. Tomorrow is the second and last day of the public sale.

Tomorrow is the big 4th of July bash in Telluride. For a tiny town, Telluride does the 4th right. Almost every house in town is festooned with flags as are all the street lamps. About 8,000 visitors will crowd into this small town nestled at the end of a box canyon for a good old fashioned home grown parade. All veterans whether residents or visitors are invited to walk in the parade (Steve will walk in the parade again this year, USMC 1967-69). Right as the parade gets underway, two F-16s come screaming down the valley from the west , flying right over Main Street and then bank up and away over the San Juans. Later, the fire department hosts a huge barbeque and spectacular fireworks at the town park. Its a great place to spend the 4th and to say Happy Birthday America!

6 comments:

Steve sculpts critters said...

I can never resist a hidden pond either. Never know what you might find!

Jana Van Wyk said...

deborah, bless you for posting each day of this event! I so wish I could be there, last year I did a 5 day paint out in Taos, a great experience. if you get a chance can you post all the paintings you did during the event? did you meet Stacey P.? I also follow her blog... Jana Van Wyk

Caroline said...

Well done on the sales Deborah, it sounds like you are having a wonderful time!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Congratulations Deborah... love this one too. I guess you are home now? Glad the week went well for you.

Casey Klahn said...

The parade and everything sounds wonderful. Say hey to Steve for me, although he doesn't know me.

Your triptych looks great - congrats on the success.

Kirsten said...

Hi Deborah,

It was great meeting you and picking up the beautiful frames by Steve! This is my favorite painting, you get to enjoy it a little longer before it finds a home.......